After years of leasing office space in an office park, Fairway City Hall is set to have its own home in 2018.
On March 9 the city signed an agreement to buy a building at 5240 Belinder Road, former home to the Churchill retail store, said Mayor Jerry Wiley. The purchase price is about $1.4 million.
The city’s lease at its current home in Fairway Office Park expires at the end of 2017.
“We’re approaching $1 million (in lease payments) with nothing to show for it,” Wiley said. “The Churchill building was the best fit for the city.”
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Fairway’s share of sales tax revenue from the construction of the new Johnson County courthouse will allow the city to pay for the new building while maintaining a “net zero effect” on the city budget, Wiley said.
The new City Hall sits just north of Rainy Day Books and south of the Fairway Police Department — City Hall’s former home.