HARRISONBURG, Va. -- City Council is considering multiple proposals to move the municipal building to a different location downtown.
On Monday, an architect with Mather Architects presented new options.
Two options include demolishing the current community development center on South Main Street, where council chambers are, and building a new building.
Depending on the option, the building could have parking in front or behind.
The first plan that city council has is to expand the community development office.
Other options include putting a new building behind the Arts Council building or between council chambers and the current municipal building.
City council members say there are multiple groups, such as the Farmers Market, that are very interested in where the building goes.
"In the context of the Farmers Market that's there. The potential for an expanded park downtown. The interconnectivity with the bike lanes. So that area being right in the middle of Harrisonburg is one that we need to be careful about," said Kai Degner, City Council member.
There is a chance for the community to get involved.
At the next council meeting, leaders will talk about what that public process will be.
Degner said people are welcome to share their opinions.
To fund the project, city leaders plan to use a bond issue that would be about six million dollars.
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