Proposed design for town hall presented
Published 10:35 am Monday, May 8, 2017
A design for a proposed new Windsor Town Hall was made available for viewing on Thursday evening in the Ruritan Community Building. Moseley Architects Adam Bricker and Josh Bennett, as well as members of the engineering firm Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. were available to answer questions.
In drawings, a schematic design and a 3-D viewing, they outlined what the firms came up with based on input from town council at past meetings. For example, Kimley-Horn had a satellite image of the location that incorporated the preliminary plans.
The parcel measures 5.2 acres +/- located on Windsor Boulevard and Shirley Drive. The one-story building could measure 7,834 square feet +/- with 50 parking spaces.
Included in the land would be space for a possible new library/community building, which could be 7,400 square feet +/- with 74 parking spaces.
Three ponds for stormwater drainage are figured into the site: one in the back and two smaller ponds, where a walking path and benches are included.
There is a possibilty that the ponds could be substituted for another option
The town police department would have access to connect to Holland Drive in the back.
The town hall interior has a waiting area for customers who can come in to pay bills; a drive-through has also been figured into the design. Public workstations and restrooms would be available.
The council chambers would seat about 30-plus people in addition to council members.
There are work session conference rooms, an office each for the town manager, treasurer, deputy clerk, Planning and Zoning administrator and an assistant.
Rooms for files and maintenance equipment have also been included.
The idea is that the building will serve the town needs for 40-plus years, and there’s room to expand if necessary.
Town Manager Michael Stallings said the plans are not final ones.
“There’s still another year in the design [stage], and five to 10 years from building,” he added.