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City Hall to move offices to The Round on two August weekends

Public offices on Griffith Drive will close early on Aug. 8 and 15 and reopen at The Round


The city of Beaverton’s plan to move its administrative offices from 4755 S.W. Griffith Drive, the current home of City Hall since the 1980s, to its new home at The Round at Beaverton Central is on track to be complete by late August.

Most city services, including 175 staff members, will relocate to the newly named Beaverton Building — the former South Office Building — at 12725 S.W. Millikan Way over two consecutive weekends in August. Police, municipal court and emergency management services will remain at the Griffith Drive building.

The city’s finance, human resources and information technology offices, as well as the mayor’s and city attorney’s offices, will move on Saturday, Aug. 9. Only these offices will close to the public at noon on Friday, Aug. 8, and reopen on Monday, Aug. 11, at 1 p.m. at the Beaverton Building. All other departments will remain open.

The city’s community development, economic development and engineering departments, auxiliary services and recycling and solid waste program will move on Saturday, Aug. 16. These offices will close to the public at noon on Friday, Aug. 15, and reopen Monday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m. in the Beaverton Building.

During both moves, the Beaverton Police Department, municipal court and emergency management will maintain normal business hours.

Residents will have a new place to pay water bills and acquire business licenses, passports, permits — building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, sidewalks, signs and temporary use — zoning information and more.

“It’s an exciting time in our city’s history,” said Mayor Denny Doyle. “Moving city services to the Beaverton Building provides us the opportunity to focus on the remodel we need for the public safety center.”

The move allows the city to transform its current Griffith Drive building into a public safety center. By consolidating the Beaverton Police Department, emergency services and municipal courts, the city will save more than $140,000 per year in rent, according to city officials.

The total budget for the move project is $5.7 million. About 90 percent of existing City Hall furniture and fixtures will be moved and used in the new building. The City Council approved purchasing new cubicle systems for a total of $496,000.

The Griffith Drive building has safety and security problems that must be fixed. To address these issues, the city will seek voter approval for a $35 million bond measure in November to retrofit the building, upgrade it seismically and address security concerns.

For more information, including a complete list of city services moving to the Beaverton Building, visit BeavertonOregon.gov/TheBeavertonBuilding.




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