City Council Chamber Slated for Demolition, Final Council Meeting There Tuesday
By Susan Schrock, Office of Communication
Posted on May 23, 2016, May 23, 2016

City Council Chamber

Tuesday night will be the final time Arlington City Council holds its evening meeting in the City Council Chamber.

The Chamber will be demolished this summer as part of the new $30 million George W. Hawkes Central Library construction project. In addition to an 80,000-square-foot library, which will be located north of City Hall, the City is building a 6,500-square-foot facility for City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission meetings, library programming and other public meeting space needs. The new meeting space facility will better meet the City's accessibility and technology needs. Arlington City Hall was built in 1980.

At the conclusion of the May 24 evening council meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m., Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams and City Council members are scheduled to make remarks during a brief ceremony to commemorate the final meeting in the Chamber. The Arlington Police and Fire Department Honor Guards will retire the flags and Williams will gavel out the meeting.

Until the new facility opens, all future Arlington City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission evening meetings will be held in the City Council Briefing Room on the 3rd Floor of Arlington City Hall, located at 101 W. Abram St.

City Council Chamber

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