The town of Mint Hill held an informal groundbreaking ceremony for the new town hall last Friday. The event was to coincide with the 40th year that the town was incorporated. Mayor Ted Biggers, commissioners Lloyd Austin, Mickey Ellington, Brenda McRae and Tina Ross as well as town staff, members of the planning board, architects from Creech and Associates and representatives from Edifice Inc. all attended the ceremony. Biggers said in addition to commemorating the town’s 40th birthday, the board also wanted to make people aware that they will see construction on this site for the next year.
After the groundbreaking, those in attendance enjoyed refreshments courtesy of the town.
Work on the town hall won’t officially begin for several more weeks. The $6 million building will be located at the apex of the traffic circle in Mint Hill Village. The development is located on Matthews-Mint Hill Road at the intersection of Cresthill Drive.
“As I was driving here today I thought about how beautiful this building will be and how proud the citizens of Mint Hill will be,” Biggers told those in attendance.
It will take about a year for the completion of the building. Once finished, work will begin on the current town hall to up-fit it for
a police station. The Mint Hill commissioners weren’t the only ones breaking ground for the new town hall. Three people who were a part of the opening of the current town hall in the 1980s helped to kick off construction for the new town hall. Mint Hill’s first mayor,
Bob Long, former commissioner Don Blackburn and longtime town clerk Beth Hamrick were asked to help with the ceremony.