Offers Ample Space for Employees and Residents Alike
by Joel G. Belloc, Mayor, City of Eloy
The new City Hall sits on approximately four acres in downtown Eloy at the southeast corner of Phoenix Avenue and “C” Streets. It will house many of the administrative functions for the City of Eloy, as well as a new state-of-the-art council chamber, community development and finance departments, dedicated indoor-outdoor community spaces and retail space totaling approximately 19,000 square feet.
The primary objective of the building is to provide a facility that serves the community, reinvigorates the vitality of downtown and spurs economic growth. The new facility is designed to perform in Eloy’s climate by seamlessly blending shaded exterior gathering areas with indoor spaces via generous landscaped courtyards and a monumental day-lit interior lobby. From the lobby, the building creates a framed view of the Newman Mountains to the east. To showcase Eloy’s rich cultural history, the lobby has been designed as a gallery to display art pieces throughout the year. This will not just be a place to pay utility bills; it will be the community “living room” in the heart of Eloy that will serve as a source of pride for all of its citizens.
Working closely with Eloy’s City Manager, Public Works Director and Community Development Director, the project design firm (SmithGroupJJR), general contractor (CORE Construction), and project management firm (Abacus Project Management) placed a high priority on engaging the community and end-users by facilitating town hall meetings, interactive charrettes and by displaying floor plans and renderings at Eloy’s famous Fiestas Patrias event held at Main Street Park. These points of engagement allowed the community to provide valuable input regarding the design of their new City Hall.