Pierre City Hall Moving to New Location
Pierre’s City Hall will move from its current location on Dakota Avenue to 2301 Patron Parkway later this month.
City Hall will open for business at the newly remodeled building located in Northeast Pierre on July 30. Operations will continue at its current location through Friday, July 27. Kristi Honeywell, City Administrator says that the relocation is designed to cause as little impact as possible to customers.
“As of 8 a.m. on July 30, we expect our finance operations to be fully functional at our new location,” said Honeywell. “Between the July 27 and Aug. 3, some of the other personnel that doesn’t have as much direct contact with the public will still be settling in. To that end, I recommend citizens call ahead to setup meetings with City Hall staff.”
To help ease the transition, the City will replace the utility payment drop box found in the parking lot of the Dakota Avenue City Hall with a new drop box in the Post Office alley. Eventually a drop box will also be added outside the new City Hall.
Citizens should also note that the new City Hall won’t host its first City Commission meeting until August.
“If all goes according to plan, the old City Hall building will host its final City Commission meeting on Tuesday, July 31,” said Honeywell. “The new City Hall will host its first City Commission meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 7.”
According to Honeywell, the City wants a little time to test systems before transitioning the Commission meetings to the new location.
Mayor Steve Harding expects the public will find the new space much more inviting.
“Of course, you’ll remember, the current City Hall had a former life as a jail,” said Harding with a smile. He also says that the new building has additional meeting rooms, reconfigured office spaces, modern environmental controls and additional bathrooms that make for more functional space and efficient government operations.
The City of Pierre purchased what was known as the Eagle Creek building in Northeast Pierre in 2017. City Hall will occupy the first floor of the building. The second floor continues to house Eagle Creek Software.