New city building in place for Cottonwood Heights

September 1, 2016 by  

Cottonwood Heights has a brand new city hall.

The building, which is on the corner of Bengal Boulevard and 2300 East, will open to the public soon, at an event that will include a ribbon cutting and an open house.

Cottonwood Heights officials announced plans to build the city’s first ever city hall in March of 2014. The community was incorporated in 2005, and in the years since then, has been renting space to run the functions usually found in public buildings like city halls. Renting seemed like a good option, since the recession has meant there were spaces available. However, officials believe that renting has not helped create a distinct identity for Cottonwood Heights. In addition, not having a city hall has limited the city’s ability to operate efficiently. It also limits public access to various offices.

Further, a city hall can encourage people to come together and learn about their government, and take part in it – something that is difficult at present.

The building will open to the public on September 29, with the open house running from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m. Cottonwood Heights’ residents will have the opportunity to tour the building, and they will also be able to win prizes in several giveaways.

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