Mountain Brook Municipal Complex
The Mountain Brook Municipal Complex is a 53,000 square foot administrative building housing the government of Mountain Brook and located at 56 Church Street in Crestline Village. It was constructed in 2012 to replace the former Mountain Brook City Hall, built in 1967 on the same site.
The municipal complex houses the Mountain Brook City Council's chambers and various offices on the ground floor. The second floor provides offices for the Mayor of Mountain Brook, the Mountain Brook City Manager, and various administrative departments. The Mountain Brook Fire Department has a four-bay, 2-level station at the rear of the complex, facing Oak Street. Below-ground parking for 60 employees, extending below Tibbett Street, is expected to relieve congestion in the commercial village. The Mountain Brook Police Department occupies a separate facility facing Tibbett Street. The city jail, administrative and dispatch offices are on the ground floor with police officials and investigators upstairs.
Williams Blackstock Architects designed the complex with assistance from Henry Sprott Long Associates to complement the surrounding small-scale village architecture, with red brick, Tudor-style details, and a complex, sloping roof line. Construction of the $15.6 million project began in 2010 immediately following demolition of the 1967 City Hall.
City offices relocated temporarily to leased office space on Montclair Road and in Office Park during construction, which was originally to have been completed in February 2012. Taylor & Miree Construction began the project, with Brasfield & Gorrie as construction manager. B&G took over after a settlement between the city and Taylor & Miree in July 2012. The need to relocate more utilities than were expected was blamed for the delay.
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