REDMOND, OR -- Crews are putting the final touches on Redmond’s new City Hall in preparation for its public debut, Tuesday. Mayor George Endicott conducted a walk-through at the former Evergreen School, last week. He tells KBND News, "They’d just finished, the day before, putting up the letters ‘Redmond City Hall’ which is just beautiful – it’s going to be backlit. So, I was going through the building; it’s just beautiful: new floors and the paint job. We’re going to capture a lot of the historic nature of the building, so it’s going to be a lot of fun." Officials will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Tuesday morning. Click HERE to view a sneak-peek video produced by the city.
He says now that the building's transition from historic school to City Hall is complete, Council priorities have evolved, this year. "We’ve added ‘study and figure out what to do with the old gymnasium,’ and ‘work on completing Centennial Plaza.’ That will be, in this case, a multi-year project."
Tuesday’s ribbon-cutting begins at 10 a.m. on Ninth street, between Evergreen and Deschutes Avenue. Representatives from Redmond’s Historic Landmark Commission will lead public tours of the nearly 100-year-old building, starting at 10:30.
Above Photo: Evergreen Elementary prior to its conversion to Redmond's City Hall.