On Tuesday, May 5 Georgetown City Council held a special meeting regarding the new city hall project. Council voted unanimously to cancel construction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last November Creech and Associates, the architect for the project, came before council and presented the schematic design for the new city hall. The 16,000 square foot, two-story sloped roof building was going to feature a clock tower out front just like the tower at the Rice Museum.
Georgetown City Council voted 4-2 during a special called meeting Dec. 5, to authorize City Administrator Dr. Sandra Yudice to enter into negotiations and award a contract to general contractor Edifice, Inc. of Charlotte, North Carolina for the construction the project.
The city hoped to break ground summer but those plans are now on hold. The city said they hope to put the job back up for bids once financially stable.
The Georgetown Times will have a special article next Wednesday highlighting the effect of the pandemic on the city’s budget process.