On Oct. 21, the city of Holly Springs entered into a contract with Caldwell Cline Architects to design the new City Hall, multi-purpose buildings, amphitheater, pavilions and restroom facilities in the Town Center.
The new City Hall will be a three-story structure, between 20,000 and 24,000 square feet, and will house all of the administrative functions of the city. The mixed-use structures will be composed of restaurant and retail space on the ground floor, with two stories of residential units above.
Caldwell Cline Architects and Designers of Marietta will oversee the preliminary design, design development and construction management of these structures. Earthwork on the Town Center site will begin in the spring of 2020.
City Council approved the naming of the new roadway under construction from Walnut Street to Hickory Road east of Cherokee County Fire Station No. 8 in memory of longtime city resident and former City Councilwoman Betty Barrett. The new roadway, Betty Barrett Way, should be open to traffic in early 2020.
In addition to a new western travel lane on Hickory Road, elimination of the stop sign on Hickory Road east of the railroad, and the conversion of the intersection of Palm Street at Hickory Road to a right-in/right-out configuration, the project also will feature a beautiful clock tower situated in the middle of the roundabout. Construction of intersection improvements along Hickory Road and Palm Street will continue in the area until mid-summer.
– Mayor Steven W. Miller