MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Mount Pleasant leaders celebrated the grand opening of a new town hall Tuesday morning.
The building is home to all Town departments and includes two courtrooms, a Municipal Council Chambers, public meetings spaces and Town history room.
"It was time. It was much needed," said Town Mayor Linda Page.
The nearly 92,000 square-foot building is three stories tall. It is also Energy Star certified.
"Designed as a warm and inviting community center, featuring Wi-Fi-powered lounge areas and ample public meeting spaces, the facility offers citizens a reason to visit their new town hall aside from simply conducting transactional government business," according to a press release.
Construction began in 2015 and cost $29 million.
Designers say public participation was critical in the design of the project.
"Items important to the public were: traditional architectural design, incorporation of the Town's history and culture, and energy efficiency."
Town leaders admit challenges came when designing and creating a structure built to last 75 years.
The facility will house more than 250 town employees.