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As Davidson's population has grown from 4,000 in 1990 to almost 13,000 today, we have outgrown our existing town hall. Ensuring adequate space for our police and fire departments is particularly critical. We need to invest in public facilities in order to keep pace with our service needs.

Following the board of commissioners' decisions at their mini-retreat and board meeting in July, 2016, town staff is moving forward with a planning process for public facilities on the 3.5 acres of town-owned land downtown.  The option under consideration incl udes renovating and expanding the existing town hall building, constructing a new town facility on Main Street, and exploring solutions for expanded parking.

A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was issued for a design team to undertake the process. It will include two major phases: 1) conceptual design and public input process resulting in a site master plan; and 2) upon a vote by the board of commissioners to move forward, the schematic design, design development, and production of construction documents for the proposed buildings and site improvements.  We have selected Creech & Associates as the architect.

Useful resources

Town of Davidson Parking Study (2011)
Parking Deck Study 2009 -- video rendering

Public Facilities Steering Committee

The Public Facilities Steering Committee will work collaboratively with the design team to guide the planning and design process for the construction and renovation of the town’s downtown public facilities and the design of a long-term parking solution for the downtown area.

The committee members are: Tom Goodwin of the Design Review Board, Mickey Pettus and Bob Miller of the Planning Board, Dave Cable of the Livability Board, David Holthouser representing Davidson College, and Jeff Michael, Steve McLeod, and Kathleen Rose as citizen-at-large members.
John Woods, Beth Cashion, and Brian Jenest are the participating elected officials.