Castle Rock Town Hall Commemorated with Groundbreaking

Castle Rock Town Tall groundbreaking GH Phipps

Castle Rock, CO— After a brief ceremonial groundbreaking for the Town of Castle Rock’s Town Hall Addition, the director of development services gave a presentation that explained what the project entails, then lauded GH Phipps.

The January 4th ceremony was quick because the ground was frozen, though members of the town council and the town manager gamely flipped some dirt into the air. After that, those who attended and those who work in the building were treated to a lunch and a slide presentation that explained exactly what would happen during the course of construction.

Castle Rock Town Hall Addition architect renderingCastle Rock Town Hall Addition architect renderingThe 14,000-square-foot addition to the 2000 Town Hall will result in a 3-story, 34,000-square-foot structure with a new entry way and space for the town’s growing workforce — a necessity when dealing with the booming population in Castle Rock. The $5.1 million project is being funded by enterprise funds collected over a decade from permit and service fees.

During the slide show, Development Services Director Bill Detweiler said the goal was “to get as much light into the building as possible.” Construction is to last 31 weeks – one of the reasons GH Phipps was awarded the job, he said.

“We’re working with seasoned professionals,” said Detweiler.

He also outlined the realities of construction in an occupied structure, then explained how the parking situation would evolve, since a section of the addition will be built on part of a parking area

The architect on the addition is HB&A, and Project One is the owner’s representative. The project’s expected completion is late fall.

Main image: from groundbreaking ceremony, courtesy of GH Phipps. Rendering by HB&A, courtesy of GH Phipps. 

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