Charleston moving city offices into $142M Gaillard Center

Charleston moving city offices into $142M Gaillard Center

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - It's moving day in Charleston.

The city begins moving its offices Thursday into the new $142 million Gaillard Center. The building, which includes a performing arts center scheduled to open later this year, is the most expensive municipal project in Charleston's 345-year history.

Between now and Monday, the city is moving its Public Service and its Planning, Preservation and Sustainability departments. The Process and Service Improvement, Revenue Collections and Fire Marshal offices are also moving.

The performing arts center will be dedicated in October. It had been scheduled to open in April but the opening was delayed so builders could tune the performing space.

In addition to the offices and performing arts space, the new building includes a ballroom, banquet space and outdoor gardens.

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