Boynton Beach City Hall will be demolished
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.