If morale in Richmond County government is low now, you can expect it to get a whole lot worse once the renovations start at the Municipal Building. And if that wasn’t enough, the commission is starting to get serious about maximizing the surplus property they didn’t manage to sell off.
Nobody likes living in the midst of construction and nobody likes moving, which makes the whole thing a textbook no-win situation.
Sure, the city might expect to eventually save some money by getting departments out of leased space and putting people in more efficient and appropriate buildings, but it won’t come easy. Not once the department heads all start maneuvering for the prime real estate.
Already, multiple possibilities have been floated for who gets the old library building.
As for the Municipal Building — don’t hold your breath for that grand unveiling. Though work will soon begin on some of the early phases, the renovation project commissioners chose is only about two-thirds funded, so you can expect plenty of those awkward DIY moments as people try to tolerate the messy march to their future. You Might Also Like:
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