New Town Hall Catalyst for Development

Article from the Hendersonville Lightning.

FLETCHER — Fletcher town leaders this week will celebrate the first turn of earth for a new Town Hall, a project they hope will be a catalyst for private investment in a pedestrian friendly downtown area.

Twelve years in the talking and planning stages, the $7 million building at the corner of East Fanning Bridge Road and Old Cane Creek Road will put all town departments under one roof for the first time. The Fletcher Town Council and other officials will break ground on the new Town Hall at 11 a.m. today.
Town council members hope the new building will be a catalyst for more improvement, bringing in new businesses, from offices and retail space to new residential development.
Designed by the late Stuart Stepp, a Hendersonville architect, the building will be three stories tall and approximately 25,000 square feet, a substantial step up from the current Fletcher Town Hall at 4005 Hendersonville Road, which is 6,755 square feet. The lower level will house the police department. Administration and the council chambers will be on the second level. The third floor will contain the parks and recreation and planning departments and a community room.
The council last month awarded a $7.11 million construction contract to Cooper Construction of Hendersonville. The contract includes roadwork around the town hall.

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