ZEPHYRHILLS — With demolition of Zephyrhills City Hall slated to begin this month, city leaders this week got a first look at a rendering of what the new building will look like.
In January, the City Council voted to construct a new 19,615-square-foot building at a projected cost of nearly $6.2 million. It will consist of a two-story City Hall with new council chambers, office and storage space, restrooms, a lobby, stairways, an elevator and a courtyard.
The current 13,497-square-foot City Hall, at 5334 8th St., which dates back to the 1950s, will take less than a week to take down. The new City Hall will be built on the same site, with construction scheduled to begin in late August and take a year to complete, city officials reported to City Council members Monday night.
Council members expressed satisfaction with the conceptual drawing, which shows a courtyard with walking space that will connect City Hall with the adjacent Zephyrhills Library and a fountain as its centerpiece in an area that also will include seating for public use.