New City Hall Set to Open July 24

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New City Hall Set to Open July 24

The new Columbia Heights City Hall building (3989 Central Ave NE) is tentatively set to open for public-facing services on Mon, July 24, at 8 am. With staff moving over to the new City Hall on Mon, July 24, the last day of operation at the current location (590 40th Ave NE) will be Thu, July 20, with offices closed Fri, July 21, to facilitate the move.  

City staff are working to ensure the proper equipment is in place for the first City Council meeting at the new City Council Chambers, which is scheduled for July 24. The July 10 City Council meeting will still be held in its current location. 

The new City Hall location will house Administration, Community Development, Engineering, Finance, Information Technology, and Utility Billing. Located in the new City Hall building will be the City Council Chambers, a City Council Work Room, and a community room – the Fireside Room – in which civic and community groups will be able to hold meetings and events. 

Please note, the utility bill drop box located at 590 40th Ave NE will remain in place until further notice. Business hours for City Hall are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm, and the phone numbers for City Hall staff will remain the same.

Parking Information

The new City Hall location has three options for parking, all of which are free. Visitors are reminded that they are not allowed to park on 40th Ave along City Hall or across the street in the lot north of the new City Hall, violators will be towed at their own expense. 

  1. City Hall Garage – There is a parking garage located at 3989 Central Ave NE. Visitors will have to enter off 40th Ave NE to enter. The garage is only open during business hours and for scheduled City meetings. 

  1. Van Buren St NE Ramp – The Van Buren St NE Ramp is located north of 40th Ave NE between Van Buren St NE and Central Ave NE. 

  1. Municipal Parking Lot – The Municipal Parking lot is located south of 40th Ave NE between Van Buren St NE and Central Ave NE. 

    Map for City Hall Parking

For up-to-date information regarding any potential changes to the closure of the current City Hall (590 40th Ave NE) and the official opening date for the new City Hall (3989 Central Ave NE) please visit the City’s website or call 763-706-3600.