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The City of Coral Springs held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Municipal Building on May 10.

City leaders and members of the community got together to enjoy the event that featured music, food and the chance to meet with the Mayor and members of the Commission. Previous mayors were recognized and city leaders and commissioners spoke. Then city leaders each took a shovel and broke ground for the new project. It was a pleasant social event.

Coral Springs Mayor Skip Campbell said, “I am ecstatic that this is finally happening and that we will have a new city hall. This will be important for the development of the downtown area.”

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Commissioner Joy Carter said she was pleased that work was beginning on the new city hall and that would lead to more development in new downtown of Coral Springs.

Commissioner Lou Cimaglia said, “I am on cloud nine. I have worked to see this for the last two years. We need a new city hall.

Commissioner Larry Vignola said he was glad that a new city hall would soon be built and that it will lead to more development in the downtown section. He believes the current city hall is outdated.

The new municipal building project will cost about $38 million to build the entire development including site improvements and garage. The actual building will about $17 million to build. Construction will begin in June and will be complete in September 2017. Kaufman Lynn is the contractor. The building will include 74,000 square feet and be five stories tall. It will house administrative offices for multiple city departments and the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce. The Commission chambers will be on the first floor and will have 125 seats for people with business before the commission. Next to the municipal complex will be a three story parking lot with 607 spaces.

This will be a centerpiece for the downtown section of the city. Plan shows multiple family development, retail and entertainment venues and restaurants. This will the downtown core. There will be more daytime activity in the area. The new building will mean that municipal services can be delivered more efficiently.

The current Coral Springs municipal building was never really intended to be a city hall. It was built as a real estate office. The current building is considered obsolete. It is out of code and only has 42,000 square feet. It was built for a real estate office.

The old city hall will be demolished by developer who will replace it with new businesses.

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