|Name Municipal Building and Community Center
Business Type City Government and Community Space
Location Weyauwega, Wisconsin
Owner/Manager City of Weyauwega
Year Opened 2016
Products Sold & Niche Developed
The City of Weyauwega completed a major municipal building expansion project on Main Street in 2016. The project included the remodeling and expansion of City Hall and the police department.
How it got started
Space limitations of City Hall combined with underutilized neighboring buildings were factors that led to this major downtown redevelopment. The options included renovating city hall or constructing a new building on one of various sites. After reviewing various options, the Weyauwega Common Council decided to keep City Hall downtown.
Who it serves
The building was converted to three different departments. One part of the building is dedicated to local government, another section to the police department and the bottom floor has community space.
Several years earlier, the city purchased the two lots next to City Hall – at 105 and 107 E. Main St. – in preparation for the expansion project. The completed project resulted in a two-story building on the three lots with space for City Hall, the police department and also a community center. City Council ensured the improvements to the building would keep to the downtown architecture through improving the exterior of the building.
Weyauwega Common Council approved the final financing for the city hall project through the issuance and sale of $3.095 million General Obligation Refunding Bonds. The total cost was approximately $3.4 million dollars.
Reviewed by Emily Lutz, UW-Extension CCED