The Town of Prosper hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Prosper Town Hall at 8:30 a.m. July 27, after which the building was opened to the public for the first time.

Following remarks by Randall Scott of Randall Scott Architects and Ben Pogue of Pogue Construction, Mayor Ray Smith said a few words about the town of Prosper and what the new town hall means to it.

“It is a tremendous day in Prosper, isn’t it?” said Mayor Smith. “This is a recognition of the amazing people of Prosper.”

The new town hall project was first proposed by the sitting town council in 2011 as a result of the unprecedented commercial and retail growth in Prosper, which was once a small farming community. It will house the town government and administrative offices, as well as the new library and community center.

The office of U.S. Representative Sam Johnson presented the town with an American flag, which will be displayed in the new building.

Following the ceremony, the town hall was opened to the public as a preview before the grand opening event taking place August 2. The interior features marble flooring, wooden detailing and an overall modern, elegant design.

“There is not a project we have done that is more beautiful,” said Ben Pogue.

The council chambers provide a dedicated space for town council meetings with much needed additional seating for residents to attend in a more comfortable setting. It is intended to be a place where residents can connect with their town, as well as each other.

The town plans to utilize the new facilities for many years to come, intending for it to serve as a pillar in the town’s history.

“This is going to be a permanent building,” said Mayor Smith. “It’s beautiful. Everybody did a great job.”