JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The offices for Johns Creek City Hall will be moved into temporary quarters at 10700 Abbotts Bridge Road, suite 190, next month until the city’s permanent City Hall building in Technology Park is ready.
The doors at the new offices will open for business Monday, Sept. 18.
City offices at the new location will include City Clerk, Community Development, Communications, Finance, Fire, GIS, IT, Public Works, Recreation & Parks, & Revenue.
While City Council meetings and other normal business meetings will occur at the Abbotts Bridge location, city officials said some meetings will be held at Municipal Court/Police Department, 11445 Johns Creek Parkway, starting Tuesday, Oct. 3.
The city bought 7 acres and the 75,000-square-foot building in Technology Park back in February that it will renovate for City Hall.
Johns Creek is making this temporary move to take advantage of an opportunity to save a significant amount of money on its current lease – as much as $600,000 – while the city awaits renovations at its new building to be completed.
When the city’s lessor on Findley expressed a desire to terminate the city’s lease early, it created the opportunity for the savings.
The temporary quarters on Abbotts Bridge Road will realize this considerable savings even considering the cost of the move.
Mayor Mike Bodker said the city’s savings is about $30,000 a month.
“We save money on the difference in the old lease and the new lease,” he said. “And we save money because we will begin working on our renovations sooner and get into the new building sooner. We could have stayed where we are for convenience sake. But the savings opportunity was too good to pass up.”
The renovations will take between 12 months and 18 months. The city has a series of lease options for as long as two years. When the new building is ready, the city can be ready.
For information see the city website: johnscreekga.gov.