Pogue Construction, the contractor for the new Town Hall and multipurpose building, along with the Town of Prosper hosted a topping off ceremony last week to mark the significant progress of the building’s construction. Mayor Ray Smith and Town Council members added their signatures to the final beam of the building’s frame before it was put into place.
The new Town Hall and multipurpose facility project will help promote the revitalization of downtown as well as improve the current facilities for town staff, officials say. Until construction is complete, staff members are spread throughout the town in various buildings of differing age and standards. This will bring all staff under one roof and provide the state-of-the-art facilities necessary to keep up with the astronomical growth of the town.
“I think it’s going to be tremendous for our community,” Smith said. “The biggest thing is getting all employees under one roof. They’ve been scattered around town. There will be a lot of benefit to getting the leadership in the same building. We also hope that it will be a huge morale boost to employees because of the brand new facilities. Some of the current facilities have been substandard. I hope it gets completed by first quarter of next year. That’s the projection.”
Smith continued by explaining that he hopes the new building will provide parking and other elements necessary to begin the revitalization of the downtown area.
“We’re going to improve and replace utilities and drainage,” Smith said. “There are a lot of things that are going to occur that people can’t see with their eyes but will go a long way to improve infrastructure. We hope that residents and staff will take a lot of pride in it. It’s going to be a first class facility. It’s built with the excellence we have come to demand from our developers. I think it’s going to be a tremendous facility.”