Ocoee to break ground on new City Hall

Residents are invited to attend the ceremonial dirt-digging event to signify the start of construction on the new facility.

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The city of Ocoee and Wharton-Smith Inc. Construction Group will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new City Hall at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. The program will be held at the construction site, located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Bluford Avenue and McKey Street.

The site for the new facility is just two blocks south of the current Ocoee City Hall. The public is invited to attend; masks and social distancing will be required.

“The new City Hall is a central part of the city’s historic downtown redevelopment masterplan. The three-story building will provide an efficient, modern space for people to engage in business with the city,” officials said. 

With 46,552 square feet, the structure will bring city services under one roof with extra space to accommodate future growth.  The $21,993,942 project is expected to be completed by May 2022.

“The development on the corner of McKey (Street) and Bluford Avenue, demonstrates the city’s commitment to revitalizing downtown Ocoee,” city officials said. “The city is also creating a vibrant downtown passive park designed with a pond, boardwalk and interpretive signage that will accommodate the drainage requirements for the new City Hall.

“Other plans include transforming the West Oakland Avenue streetscape with a trail situated in a landscaped median that connects to the city’s recently renovated Lakeshore Park,” officials said. “All of these improvements will add to the ambiance of the Bluford Avenue corridor.”

For more information, call (407) 905-3100 or visit ocoee.org.




Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.