City Hall to move to Newcastle Professional Center by end of year

February 7, 2011

Council turns down offer to use both floors of current building

UPDATED — 5:25 p.m. Feb. 10, 2011

So long, 13020 Newcastle Way.

The City Council has voted to move City Hall to the 7,500-square-foot second floor of the Newcastle Professional Center, 12835 Newcastle Way, by the end of the year. City staff recommended the move, which will cost $250,000.

City Manager Rob Wyman said it is the state of the current facility that prompted the recommendation. The city’s lease with current landlord Jim Denton expires at the end of the year.

The City Council voted 4-3 at its Feb. 1 meeting to allow Wyman to sign a five-year lease with dentist Dr. Geoffrey Strange, who owns the Newcastle Professional Center.

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Council to hold special meeting tonight to consider moving City Hall

February 7, 2011

UPDATED — 4 p.m. Feb. 7, 2011

The City Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. today in Council Chambers, 13020 Newcastle Way, to consider moving City Hall to the second floor of the Newcastle Professional Center, 12835 Newcastle Way.

The meeting is open to the public, but there will be no opportunity for public comment.

The City Council voted 4-3 at its Feb. 1 meeting to allow City Manager Rob Wyman to sign a lease with the Newcastle Professional Center. If Wyman signs the lease, the city would need to move to the 7,500-quare-foot space by the end of the year. The move would cost about $250,000.

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