Wesley Chapel switches architects, looks at budget
Change was on the agenda at the Tuesday, March 22 Wesley Chapel village council meeting, as the town hall building committee updated the council on the progress of the town hall building project.
Butch Plyler spoke for the committee and informed the council of its plan to seek a proposal from ADW Architecture indicating how much it would cost the village to build a town hall and how long it would take to be built.
The committee expects the report by Thursday and will meet later that day to discuss the proposal.
Initially the village council voted at the Tuesday, Feb. 14 council meeting to begin negotiations with builder Creech and Associates to have that firm construct the town hall.
However, at Tuesday’s meeting, the building committee informed the council the negotiations with Creech had ended and it was decided by the committee to enter into negotiations with ADW Architecture.
“In a nutshell they couldn’t complete the scope of work within our budget, there are certain things we require that couldn’t be met within that budget,” council liaison Howard Brotton Jr. said.
Council previously set a $1.25 million budget for the project.
At that Feb. 14 meeting, ADW partner Jim Powell suggested a two story building for thw town hall, using red brick and curved glass windows, split into two sections, with the council chambers on one side and departments such as planning and the town manager on the other. The firm has worked on multiple projects in the area, including the Central Piedmont Community College Cato Campus, the Waynesboro town hall and the Polk County Library.
Plyler made it clear that the committee was going to choose the best firm to get the work done.
“Let’s be optimistic about it, maybe we will get good things to come out of ADW if it doesn’t we will move on to the third choice,” he said.