Fairway celebrating move to new city hall, which features new chambers, recreation spaces

Jay Senter - January 4, 2018 10:58 am

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On Monday, cities across northeast Johnson County will be swearing in new members of their governing bodies. In Fairway, that ceremony will take place in a brand new city hall.

After months of renovation, Fairway has now moved in to its new city hall facility in the former Churchill building adjacent to the police department.

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In addition to the new council chambers, which are located in a spacious room with vaulted ceilings that once served as the meat locker when the building was a butcher shop in its early years…:

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…the building also features a recreation and entertaining area. Fairway Parks and Recreation is already offering twice-weekly open gym sessions in that space for parents and young kids…:

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The area can also be rented out for parties.

Upstairs is the mayor’s office as well as a conference room for committee meetings, which features the old Churchill building sign:

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Many of the building materials and fixtures are recycled, including the granite countertops at the clerks’ windows that were part of the Churchill installations:

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Fairway will hold an open house for the new city hall building Monday at 6:30 p.m. ahead of the council meeting and swearing in ceremony at 7:30 p.m. There will be a reception giving people an additional opportunity to check out the new city hall at the conclusion of Monday night’s meeting.

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