On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Wentzville celebrated the opening of its new City Hall with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. More than 300 visitors attended the open house event on Nov. 9. Guests talked with City staff about the new facility, toured the building and took red-carpet themed photos.
The new location, which combines staff from nine departments and five different buildings, will officially open for business on Monday, Nov. 13. The new building is approximately 1.5 miles from the current City Hall on Pearce Boulevard, which has been in use by the City since 1979.
“We are very excited to take this step forward both for our residents and our employees,” said City Administrator David Gipson.
The 45,000-square-foot facility will take the City well into the future. The building is expected to accommodate City staff for more than 30 years. Demountable partitions allow for flexibility to add or move offices as the City continues to grow.
“This facility was long overdue.” said Mayor Nick Guccione. “By consolidating staff and departments we will elevate our level of customer service. The City paid for the new City Hall out of reserves. No debt. No bonds. No taxes. And, we stayed under budget by $1.8 million! Thorough planning by current and previous elected officials has allowed us to welcome Wentzville into the future.”
“Please remember,” added Guccione, “Although my office has moved, my door is always open!”