The new Cottonwood Heights City Hall was officially opened during a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house event on Sept. 29.
Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert spoke during the occasion and participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony, attended by hundreds of residents and special guests.
Mayor Kelvyn Cullimore, Jr. presided over the ceremony that also featured remarks from Utah Senator Brian Shiozawa, musical performances by the Harmony in the Heights choir, the Brighton High School Madrigals, and the Brighton High School Band.
Herbert spoke of his connection to the city, reminiscing on the day he signed articles of incorporation and administered the oath of office to the city’s original leaders in January of 2005.
The new building houses the administrative offices for the city and the police department, spanning more than 34,000 square feet on 4.7 acres of land.
The land parcels were purchased in June of 2014, and crews cleared the site in November of the same year.
The city council chose GSBS Architects to design the new building, and Layton Construction was awarded the bid to erect the new city hall.
City leaders broke ground for the new building in August of 2015 and the project was completed one year later. Employees moved into the new building in early September.
The city’s new gathering place features several meeting rooms for public use, including a spacious community room. The room is available for use by community-sponsored groups and private use.
The city welcomes all to visit and tour the new facility often.