Vote expected in new Clearwater City Hall project

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) — Clearwater City Council is expected to approve a $7.4 million early release package for construction on their new city hall building.

A vote will be held at their meeting on Monday, Feb. 12.

After a lot of debate, city leaders decided to build their new city hall as a 41,000-square-foot standalone building on Myrtle Avenue.

The nearly $45 million project includes renovating the Municipal Services Building, next to where the new city hall will be built.

Previous plans explored combining city hall and the Municipal Services Building but city leaders ultimately decided against it. It would have cost double what they’re paying now.

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City leaders have been displaced for about five years.

They have been conducting their meetings at 100 North Osceola Avenue where they will hold Monday’s vote for the early release package at 1:30 p.m.

Approving the early release package means construction crews could start bringing in equipment for the project.

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