Media Release: Smiths Falls seeks public input for Town Hall Phase 3 redesign
Sept. 7, 2021
The Town of Smiths Falls is inviting citizens to participate in Phase 3 of the Town Hall Renovation Project.
The Town Hall Renovation Project is a multi-year project to update and redesign the municipal complex at 77 Beckwith St. N. Phase 1 of the project was completed in 2018 and Phase 2 was completed in 2020. Phase 3 is the final phase of the municipal complex renovations.
“We are looking at different design options for the final phase of the Town Hall renovations and are interested in public feedback for what the newly redesigned Town Hall will look like.” said Art Manhire, Director of Community Services. “We’re excited about entering the homestretch of this multi-year project and creating a welcoming and accessible space that will be here for generations to come.”
Phase 3 renovations will include accessibility upgrades, exterior improvements, renovations of the corporate services office space, and a renovation of the Town’s council chamber. Some of the proposed improvements include:
- Improved accessibility
- New plumbing and electrical services
- High efficiency heating and cooling system
- LED lighting
- New IT/AV systems
- New windows
- Increased insulation
The guiding design principles for this project are to create an inclusive and accessible space, to have flexible design of the space, and to acknowledge local heritage and tradition. The renovations are expected to take approximately four months to complete.
Citizens are encouraged to participate in the consultation process by completing a survey that will be used to guide the design process. Through Speak Up Smiths Falls, citizens will also be able to offer their feedback on several design options for lighting, wall surfaces, and general material choices for the new council chambers.
Feedback will be gathered through the survey and online consultation until Sept. 20, 2021.
For more information and to complete the survey, please visit: www.speakupsmithsfalls.com/town-hall-phase-3-redesign
For further information, please contact:
Director, Community Services
Town of Smiths Falls
77 Beckwith St N, Box 695
Smiths Falls, ON
613-283-4124 ext. 6101