Mar 1 2016

Community Hall Renovation Celebration

City to Re-Open Community Hall After Two Months of Renovations, Friday, March 4, 2016 – 4:00 p.m.

On Friday, March 4th, the City of Piedmont will re-open the Community Hall after two months of renovations.

The ribbon cutting will be held at 4:00 p.m.

After a two month closure for significant renovations to the main hall, the Community Hall will re-open on Friday with a new floor, new light fixtures, fresh paint, and accessible restrooms. The Piedmont Community Hall is one of the most well used buildings in Piedmont and is scheduled for use nearly every day of the year.

In 2015, 89 wedding receptions took place at Community Hall along with countless other community events and Recreation Department programs. The Community Hall is booked more than a year in advance for weekend events and so it required 18 months of advanced planning to take this building off-line for much needed renovations.

The centerpiece of the project was a full replacement of the herringbone hardwood floor. The previous floor was installed in 1991 when the Community Hall underwent an extensive renovation. It lasted 24 years, which is outstanding performance for a veneered floor. Due to the constant use, the existing hardwood flooring in the main hall had reached the end of its useful life.

Taking advantage of the hall’s closure, crews also renovated the main level restrooms, which were made accessible for persons with disabilities. In addition, new light fixtures were installed in the main hall, the foyer, and bathrooms. The public areas of the Hall also received a fresh coat of paint.

The project was a collaboration between the Recreation and Public Works Departments. Recreation Supervisor Marissa Clavin and Plans Examiner Craig Griffin worked with their departments to create a construction timeline that ensured that all work was completed within the two month closure window. The construction schedule also accommodated the safety and comfort of the three preschool programs that run every weekday morning in the lower level of the Community Hall.

Contacts for further information:

Recreation Director Sara Lillevand – 420-3070

Public Works Director Chester Nakahara – 420-3050

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