Officials unveil Starkville City Hall design

By The Associated Press

STARKVILLE — Starkville officials have unveiled design plans for a new city hall they hope will be completed in 2014.

Mayor Parker Wiseman says the two-story facility will house city operations, court and various departments.

The Commercial Dispatch reports that the building will serve as an anchor for east Main Street opposite the west anchor — the Cotton District and Mississippi State University entrance.

Officials say demolition of the former electric building should begin this summer and take two weeks. Construction is scheduled for 16-18 months.

Once the new city hall is completed, the city will renovate its former home for the police department. Renovations are expected to be completed in 2016.

The new city hall will cost $6.3 million while renovations are expected to run $1.3 million.