Town Hall Renovation: ‘Anything That Would Have Been Discovered, Has Been Discovered’


The renovation of Town Hall remains on time and budget, with the Main Street structure’s floors poured, walls up and interior finishes underway, New Canaan’s highest elected official said.

Officials expect municipal services to move into the renovated space next May, First Selectman Rob Mallozzi said Tuesday at a special meeting of New Canaan’s Board of Finance.

A look at the new extension off the back of Town Hall, on Aug. 13, 2014. Credit: Michael Dinan

A look at the new extension off the back of Town Hall, on Aug. 13, 2014. Credit: Michael Dinan

“Anything that would have been discovered, has been discovered, so that is really good,” Mallozzi said at the meeting, held in the Douglas Room at Lapham Community Center.

The comments came as the finance board approved 9-0 about $275,000 from a contingency fund for construction spending. About $150,000 to $200,000 remains in that fund, Mallozzi said. The whole project has been estimated to cost about $18 million.

Finance board alternate Amy Carroll asked for specifics on what the contingency is funding.

Mallozzi said, “It’s all been change orders.”

“We had a pediment issue on the front of Town Hall that is not structurally sound, that was $45,000 surprise,” Mallozzi said. “But again, we are done with the surprises. And the best news is, with all the water we have had around that building, there is no leakage in the basement.”

Mallozzi and other finance board members had wide praise for Joseph Zagarenski of Bridgeport-based firm The McLoud Group, which is overseeing the project as construction manager.

Here are some renderings of the renovated Town Hall from White Plains, NY-based KSQ Architects. They have been included in multiple presentations to town officials over the past two years. Hover your mouse over each slide for information on what you’re looking at (article continues below).

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