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Myhre Group Architects: Independence city hall

Daily Journal of Commerce

January 26th 2009

Myhre Group Architects has designed a new city hall for the city of Independence.

Located just south of Independence's historic downtown, the new 33,600-square-foot civic building will replace a previous facility that the city has outgrown. The two-story structure will also have a basement with some daylight. The building will hold the city's administration offices, city council chambers, police department, community development services and accounting division. Situated around a multistory lobby, each department will receive ample daylighting through the building's numerous windows. Clad in brick, concrete block and glass with accents of clear-stained cedar and pre-cast concrete, the new city hall is designed to exude a sense of permanence and accessibility.

General contractor Joseph Hughes Construction will begin work on the building this summer, with anticipated completion scheduled for fall 2010. Other consultants on the project include CSA Consulting Engineers, MKE & Associates Inc., and Hill International.