After receiving reports of radon, mold and asbestos contamination in Homestead’s City Hall, the Homestead City Council approved the relocation of city staff from City Hall to a temporary location. The decision was made during a Special Call meeting on Monday, September 24. The current City Hall building is located at 790 North Homestead Boulevard.
The City Council also voted to move forward with building a new City Hall in Downtown Homestead instead of repairing the antiquated facility. The City maintains a New City Hall Fund with a balance of $17.9 million which may be used towards the construction of the new facility. The City currently owns a parcel of land located on Washington Avenue in Downtown Homestead that was purchased in 2005 for the purpose of constructing a new City Hall.
A public meeting to discuss all aspects of plans for the new City Hall has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 3rd at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Groups or individuals who are interested in presenting suggestions with respect to the new Homestead City Hall during this meeting should contact the City Manager’s Office at 305-224-4401 before Friday Sept. 28.