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The Kingsport City Hall has opened its doors, and all members of the community are invited to a ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate at 415 Broad St., from 4-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

“I am so thankful for the great people who worked on consolidating multiple departments and buildings to better serve our community at the Kingsport City Hall,” said Ryan McReynolds, deputy city manager. “Now it’s time to show the community how efficient conducting business in the new building is and celebrate the culmination of months of work to achieve this goal.”

The new Kingsport City Hall is ADA-compliant and has more than 270 nearby parking spots. In addition to 75 parking spots at the new City Hall building, parking also is available on Clay and New streets and at the Kingsport Public Library and 5 Points.

“What makes this move even more exciting is the innovation behind the building,” City Manager Chris McCartt said. “Project partners have consolidated multiple city buildings, the most public-facing departments, into one convenient location, while revitalizing a structure that was destined to remain vacant. The advanced technologies throughout the building, including in the Board of Mayor and Aldermen board room, set a higher standard for the daily operations of city government.”

Ribbon-cutting attendees should assemble outside City Hall at 4 p.m. for brief welcome remarks. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 4:15 p.m. Attendees will enjoy refreshments and tours of the first three floors of the building until 5:30 p.m.

The following departments are now located at Kingsport City Hall:

 

Floor 1

  • Building Division
  • City Clerk
  • City Information Desk
  • Code Enforcement
  • Customer Service/Bill Pay
  • JACK 24-Hour Payment Kiosk (drive-through)
  • Night Deposit Box (drive-through)

Floor 2

  • Budget
  • City Manager
  • Economic Development
  • Planning

Floor 3

  • Board of Mayor and Aldermen Board Room
  • Human Resources
  • Legal/Risk Management
  • Public Information & Communications

Floor 4

  • Finance
  • Purchasing
  • Leisure Services

Floor 5

  • Archives Staff
  • Maps

Floor 6

  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Kingsport Employee Health Clinic
  • Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (KMTPO)
  • Public Works Administration