Plans for New Wentzville City Hall Available at Open House

New City Hall South View

The City of Wentzville is holding an open house on Wednesday, May 18 to share plans for the new city hall.

The drop-in event will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Law Enforcement Center (police station) at 1019 Schroeder Creek Boulevard.

Although some residents have objected to the $15 million price tag, city staffers say that the cost is realistic and comparable to other cities’ municipal buildings. At the April 27 Board of Aldermen meeting, Acting City Administrator David Gipson said, “We’ve made his building as lean as possible. It’s difficult to do that and still have it functional and meet all our needs. ”

“This will work for us for a very long time. I applaud this design team,” he said.

Bids for the new city hall, which will be on the same campus as the Law Enforcement Center, will go out on June 28. The city hopes to award a contract at their August 10 meeting and hold a groundbreaking ceremony on August 16.

Construction should be complete and the building occupied by August 2017.