NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Construction on the new Government Center for New Hanover County reached another milestone Tuesday as county officials, employees, and site developers gathered for a ceremonial beam raising. The steel beam, which was signed by those in attendance, is one of the final pieces to finish the four-story structure’s frame.
“The bones of this amazing facility are now in place and we’re very excited to see how things are progressing,” said New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Chair Julia Olson-Boseman. “The new Government Center is customer focused and will also provide a safe and efficient space for our employees. But the Board of Commissioners’ vision for this site is even more than just a place where people come to do business with the county. Once everything is complete, with green space and mixed-use components, this site will have tremendous opportunities for business growth and be a place for the community to gather. We look forward to seeing that become a reality, and today is an exciting milestone for us to celebrate.”
The redevelopment project for the 15-acre site is a public-private partnership that will provide a state-of-the-art, efficient hardened structure for county operations, while also providing mixed-use commercial and residential opportunities. Construction on the Government Center is tentatively scheduled to be completed in September 2022, with the construction of an open green space adjacent to the building beginning shortly after.
For more information about the Government Center project, visit NHCgov.com/government-center, and view a replay of the beam raising ceremony, along with highlights of construction thus far, by checking out the video below.