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Town Hall and Community Center & Public Safety Building
The drive entrance on South Street has been poured. The sidewalk along South Street should open 11/4/21.
Work by Charlotte Water on the water and sewer lines is on-going for the next 10 days. In addition, work on the parking lot began on 11/1. The job of grinding and coring out the parking lot to prepare it for paving is the first phase. This will be followed by loads of gravel delivered by dump trucks. A rolling machine will then be used to flatten out and level the gravel so that the asphalt work can begin. Work on the parking lot should wrap up with asphalt binding (which will involve dump trucks and a small roller which will cause some ground vibration) from 11/22-11/24.
Project Description: With voter approval, the Town of Davidson will be proceeding with a $14 million dollar project in support of public facilities for public safety, town staff and programming, and community use.
The project includes two core components – renovation of the historic 251 South Street for a new town center and reconfiguring the current town hall to better accommodate the needs of the Davidson Police and Fire Departments in order to serve the community as effectively as possible.
The completed renovations of the Town Hall and Community Center (251 South Street), done in a way to preserve the historic character of the building, will create a new town center where approximately half of the building is available for community gathering space. Town of Davidson offices will also occupy the building, providing for the growing needs of the town’s administrative functions.
For public safety, the current town hall reconfiguration will allow the Police Department to occupy the entire main level and add work space for both current and future needs, forensic evidence storage, and a secure exterior space for storage and core police operational functionally. Fire Station 1 will also be modified to improve the kitchen and restroom areas, in addition to adding additional living quarters.
Design Review Board & Historic Preservation Commission Approved Plans:
- 251 South Street - DRB Approved Plans - May 19, 2021
- 216 South Main St - HPC Approved Plans - May 19, 2021
Project Status: Active
Page Updated: 07/27/2022
Project name: Town Hall and Community Center & Public Safety Building
Cost: $14,000,000 (both projects)
Funding source: General Obligation Bonds issuance
Funding status: Approved by Davidson voters in November 2019
- Spring 2022 - Steel deliveries (tie site into Cathey St.)
- November 22, 2022 - Asphalt Binder (noise and vibration)
- November 1-5, 2021 - Install stormwater detention system (fencing will be removed, work close to Cathey St.)
- November 1, 2021 - Core out parking lot, set stone, lane closure (back up alarms, ground vibration, Cathey and South St. down to one lane with Charlotte Water work)
- October 27, 2021 - Dump truck deliveries
- October 25 -26, 2021 - Delivery of underground detention tanks (large trucks on site and in street)
- October 20, 2021 - West Elevation demo (concrete work will be loud)
- October 15 - November 3, 2021 - Work on new driveway entrance (traffic control present, sidewalks blocked as needed)
- October 15- November 3, 2021 - Curb and gutter work; construction in dumpster area (back up alarms)
- October 19, 2021 - Fine grade parking lot (ground vibration)
- October 18, 2021 - Demo blue and white out-building (large track hoe in use could be loud)
- May 19, 2021 - Building plans for 251 South Street were approved by the Davidson Design Review Board. Plans for 216 South Main St (Town Hall) were approved by the Historic Preservation Commission.
- February 1, 2021 - Site mobilization to begin, including perimeter fencing, new dumpsters, and additional construction traffic. This phase is anticipated to last a few months.
- September 22, 2020 - Public Facilities update to Board of Commissioners related to pricing after the completion of the design development phase.
- July 28, 2020 - Assistant Town Manager Karen Whichard updated the Town Board on the feedback from the Historic Landmarks Commission, shared updated floor plans, and made a recommendation for how to locate the board meeting chamber in the building.
- January 14, 2020 - Staff briefed the Board of Commissioners on the process of entering into professional service agreements with Creech & Associates and Edifice, Inc., reviewed the overall project schedule, and discussed the scope of the contracts for consideration and approval.
- November 5, 2019 - Voters in Davidson pass referendum to pay for public facilities.
- September 10, 2019 - Communications Director Amanda Preston presented the communications plan for information sharing about the public facilities project in advance of the 2019 election to the Board of Commissioners.
- August 27, 2019 - Presentation to Board of Commissioners regarding debt payment play for public facilities.
- August 13, 2019 - Resolution 2019-33 adopting Public Facilities Bond Order and Resolution 2019-34 Setting G.O. Bond Referendum Date.
- July 23, 2019 - Public Hearing to place $14 million GO Bond on the ballot.
- July 9, 2019 - GO Bond order resolution presented to Board of Commissioners.
- June 11, 2019 - Final conceptual design and pricing presented to Board of Commissioners. Town Board initiated the process to place a $14 million general obligation bond referendum on the November 5, 2019 ballot for consideration by the voters of Davidson in order to pay for public facilities.
- May 28, 2019 - Conceptual design and pricing presented to Board of Commissioners.
- May 7, 2019 - Visioning Workshop with the Town Board.
- March 26, 2019 - 251 South Street Steering Committee presented recommendations to Board of Commissioners.
- December 13, 2018 - Town of Davidson purchased the property at 251 South Street and launched the 251 South Street Task Force application process.
Related presentations to Board of Commissioners
- Davidson Public Facilities Monthly Update September 2022
- Davidson Public Facilities Monthly Report April 2022
- Davidson Public Facilities Monthly Report March 2022
- Davidson Public Facilities Monthly Report February 2022
- Public Facilities Update - September 22, 2020
- Public Facilities Update - July 28, 2020
- Public Facilities Update - January 14, 2020
- Public Facilities GO Bond Presentation - August 27, 2019
- Public Facilities GO Bond Presentation - July 9, 2019
Town of Davidson
Betsy Shores, Town of Davidson Clerk