NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County will celebrate the completion of the new Health and Human Services building, located at 1650 Greenfield Street, on Thursday, October 17. The dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. with tours of the building immediately following. The public and media are invited to attend.
The new facility will co-locate the county’s consolidated Public Health and Social Services functions, to provide convenience for customers and create greater efficiencies in the services provided to the community.
Beginning Monday, October 21, Social Services programs and functions will operate out of the new facility. Customers and guests of Social Services can park in the back parking lot off of 16th Street and use the entrance on that side of the new building while the front parking lot is constructed. Public Health services will continue at the current location at 2029 S. 17th Street, and will move into the new Health and Human Services building by February 2020, upon completion of the front parking lot.
The building is four stories and 96,103 square feet, and was constructed behind the Social Services building. This new facility is on schedule and within the project budget of $24.4 million, with a large part of the cost being offset by $19 million received from NHRMC for the sale of the Health Department property.
For the dedication ceremony, attendees should park behind the new building, entering the back parking lot from 16th Street (entrance is directly after Greenfield Street). The ceremony will also be streamed live on the county’s Facebook page for anyone unable to attend.
Additional information about the new Health and Human Services building can be found on the county’s website.