BLAINE, Minn. – (Aug. 2, 2018) – Blaine city staff and the city council have begun discussions on modifications to city hall. When city hall was built 16 years ago, a third floor was included in the building.
To this point that space has mainly been used for storage. With the city growing so are city departments, most namely the police department. Additional space will be needed soon to accommodate the growing workforce.
At a recent city council workshop different options were discussed including short term and long term changes to the building. The council told staff they were more inclined to solve long term space needs now instead of doing the project piece by piece.
City staff is working on a financing proposal and will present it to the council in September. The project cost is expected to be between three and five million dollars.