LAURINBURG —The Laurinburg City Council will hold a special called meeting today to discuss the next phase of constructing a new City Hall.
The council will meet at 5 p.m. at the municipal building at 303 West Church St.
The agenda includes discussion and direction concerning moving from the design development phase into Phase III of the proposed City Hall and police station.
The project is based on space needs presented in a 2013 survey of the complex at 305 W. Church St. The current design recommends a building about 21,000 square feet under one roof.
New construction on an all-encompassing facility would cost about $7.8 million. Soft costs such as furniture, equipment would drive the cost up by another 20 to 25 percent.
The new facility would also mean the city would demolish the current police station and Barrett Building and replaces those facilities with a single building that would house all city departments. City offices are currently divided with police, utilities and council chambers in a separate building from the main administrative offices.