Gilbert Municipal Building I renovations causing meetings, departments to move

Gilbert Municipal Building I
Gilbert Municipal Building I will undergo renovations in the coming year. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Gilbert Municipal Building I will undergo renovations in the coming year. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Gilbert Municipal Building I has closed for renovations for approximately one year.

The closure of the 50,000-square-foot building at 50 E. Civic Center Drive means some town departments and meetings will move for the year.

The meeting changes include:

  • Gilbert Town Council will meet at the Public Safety Training Facility, 6860 S. Power Road, Gilbert, in the Atlas Auditorium.

  • The Gilbert Planning Commission and Gilbert Redevelopment Commission will meet at the Gilbert Police Department amphitheater, 75 E. Civic Center Drive.

Department moves include:

  • To Municipal Building II, 90 E. Civic Center Drive, Gilbert: Gilbert Clerk’s Office, mayor and council member offices, IT tech hub, payroll, Pacific Office Automation for mail and deliveries.

  • To Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department Administration, 85 E. Civic Center Drive, Gilbert: Gilbert Goodies Store pickup, human resources, town administration, purchasing, Request for Proposal submissions.

  • To Gilbert Municipal Court, 55 E. Civic Center Drive, Gilbert: Legal team.

The building, which opened in 1992, closed June 21 with construction expected to start in late July.

Construction will include replacing the exterior glass, HVAC systems, roofing, flooring, fixtures, and furniture as well as enclosing the second-story balcony on the north side of the building to gain more floor space, according to the town.

The renovations and move of some IT functions will add about 1,700 square feet to the building and accommodate approximately 50 additional workstations for future space needs.

The $15.38 million project will be paid for from town funds.
By Tom Blodgett

Editor, Gilbert

Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent more than 30 years in journalism in Arizona and joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2018 to launch the Gilbert edition. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he served as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2005-19 and remains editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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