Boyn­ton Beach City Hall will be de­mol­ished

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Local - By Juan Ortega

It might seem odd to cel­e­brate the de­struc­tion of a City Hall build­ing, but that’s ex­actly what Boyn­ton Beach is do­ing. And you’re in­vited to come watch, too.

This de­mo­li­tion, sched­uled for Thurs­day, Nov. 15, brings lots of prom­ise: It helps set the stage for Boyn­ton’s $250 mil­lion Town Square project, which calls for a new City Hall with a li­brary, ho­tel, cul­tural cen­ter, am­phithe­ater, apart­ments, park­ing garages and a fire sta­tion.

The city is host­ing a fam­ily-ori­ented de­mo­li­tion watch party from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on that day.

It’ll in­clude free ad­mis­sion to the School­house Chil­dren's Mu­seum and Learn­ing Cen­ter at 129 E. Ocean Ave.

Dur­ing the watch party, the mu­seum will have con­struc­tion-themed toys and games. Those at­tend­ing will also get a buy-one-get-one voucher for an ex­tra mu­seum visit be­fore Dec. 23.

The de­mo­li­tion of City Hall has been done grad­u­ally and this marks the fi­nal phase, clear­ing the way

for the new con­struc­tion across 16 acres. The City Hall, at 100 E. Boyn­ton Beach Blvd., was built in

1958 and ren­o­vated through the years.

It’s the last re­main­ing build­ing to be torn down for the Town Square project, whose con­struc­tion is ex­pected to last two years. The project also in­cludes the ren­o­va­tion of the his­toric Boyn­ton Beach High School, which now will en­dure as a land­mark.

Ear­lier this year, sev­eral city departments be­gan mov­ing their of­fices in prepa­ra­tion for the project.

The city is ask­ing those plan­ning to at­tend Thurs­day’s event to RSVP by Tues­day by call­ing

561-742-6019 or email­ing Lans­burghL@bbfl.us.

To learn more about the project, visit Boyn­ton-Beach.org/ Town-Square.

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