F’ville selects design firm for new city hall

Fayetteville now knows who will handle the design of their new city hall. At Thursday night’s work session, city council approved a ranking of proposals for architectural services, placing Goodwyn Mills Cawood at the top.

The leading architectural design firm will be tasked with designing the new city hall and park space on what is currently the Board of Education administration and old bus bar site.

Nine proposals were whittled down to four firms who presented to the selection committee, comprised of Mayor Ed Johnson, Council Member Scott Stacy, City Manager Ray Gibson, Assistant City Manager/Fire Chief Alan Jones, Finance & Administrative Services Director Mike Bush, Downtown Development Director Brian Wismer, and consultant Comprehensive Program Services’s Eric Johnson and Amy Tisencheck, on August 27.

“We asked them to focus on how to make all the acreage work collectively as one,” said Eric Johnson.

Goodwyn Mills Cawood came in first, with Office of Design, Cooper Carry, and Hussey Gay Bell following in the ranking.

“We feel very comfortable with the number one ranked firm,” assured Eric Johnson.

Mayor Ed Johnson agreed with his assessment.

“The one that we ranked number one came in with a lot of creativity,” he said.

Council’s approval gives the green light for Comprehensive Program Services to begin contract negotiations with Goodwyn Mills Cawood.
The consultant is slated to bring a recommendation to enter into a contract with Goodwyn Mills Cawood at the next city council meeting on September 27.

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Christopher Dunn has been the sports editor for Fayette Newspapers since 2011, in addition to running Fayette Game Day magazine. He is a graduate of Fayette County schools, as well as a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Follow him on twitter @fayettesports.


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