Georgetown will host a grand opening ceremony March 26 for its new municipal campus located a few blocks to the west of the Square.
Called City Center, the campus includes two remodeled facilities: City Hall at 808 Martin Luther King Jr. St., Georgetown, and a council and court building at 510 W. Ninth St., Georgetown.
Construction of the $13 million campus was funded through municipal bond sales, city fee revenues and the sales of formerly city-owned buildings on and near the Square. according to the city.
Georgetown City Council will hold its first policy workshop and regular council meeting in its new chambers following the ceremony March 26.
The new City Hall, which is located in a building that once housed the city’s public library, includes offices for city management, economic development, finance, communications, human resources and the city secretary.
The council and court building, which is adjacent to City Hall, includes municipal court facilities as well as offices for the city’s accounting and information technology departments, according to the city.
Both buildings showcase public art installations, and the City Hall lobby will host a quarterly art exhibit sponsored by the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board.
The campus includes a walkway and public green space between the two buildings as well as the historic Shotgun House, which will host education events from the Georgetown Cultural Citizen Memorial Association about the history of Georgetown’s African-American community, according to the city.