County complex ribbon cut
CENTREVILLE — After officials broke ground for the new Circuit Courthouse in the works on Commerce Street on Tuesday, Aug. 29, a second ceremony in Centreville took place to commemorate the completion of the new Queen Anne’s County Office Building.
Past and present elected officials from the county and the Town of Centreville stood on the steps of the county complex, located at 110 Vincit, St., with gold scissors, small and large, in hand to cut a ribbon.
Todd Mohn, director of the Department of Public Works, thanked representatives from Wheeler Goodman Masek Architecture, Lane Engineering LLC, Mullan Contracting Company and the Town of Centreville, as well as members of DPW, for their work in getting the project to completion.
The single-story, 18,400square-foot building now houses the Planning and Zoning, Community Affairs, Information Technology and QAC-TV as well as the Queen Anne’s County Board of Elections office.
Mohn said with features such as geothermal HVAC systems, LED and CFL lighting fixtures, natural light tubes and low-use water fixtures, the building was designed for sustainability. The exterior of the building was created with metal framing with a brick overlay and has an “Energy Star” asphalt shingle roof system.
The new county complex sits on a 37-acre site with 1,800 lineal feet of public roads that include on-street parking to its additional 88 available on-site parking spaces. It was sidewalks and is served by public water and sewer. A portion of the land on the site has been reserved for the town to create a water storage tower. The site is the future home of the Queen Anne’s YMCA and will eventually house commercial businesses as well.
Officials celebrate the new county office building completion with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Aug. 29. From left: Queen Anne’s County Commissioner Jim Moran, Del. Steve Arentz, Centreville Town Councilman Tim McCluskey, Sen. Steve Hershey, Del. Jay Jacobs, Commissioner Jack Wilson, former Commissioner Phil Dumenil, Commissioner Steve Wilson, former Commissioner Eric Wargotz, Commissioner Mark Anderson, Board of Elections director Brittani Thomas, Sheriff Gary Hofmann and former Commissioner Bob Simmons.