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.

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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