Government Center Relocation Project

Funding
The Hall County Board of Commissioners has relocated the county government to a consolidated, convenient location on Browns Bridge Road.

Consolidating the county's numerous department locations will save money by increasing staff efficiency, reducing operational costs, and eliminating office space rentals.
Voters approved a total of $17 million in SPLOST VI (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) funding for renovation of the old courthouse and annex and relocation of administration offices. The Hall County Government Center building was purchased using $6.1 million in SPLOST dollars.
Departments Relocated
  • Administration
  • Building Inspections
  • Business License
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Health
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Human Resources
  • Lake Lanier Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Marshals
  • Planning
  • Tax Assessors
  • Tax Commissioner
Property Details
The 33-acre property is located at 2875 Browns Bridge Road, at the corner of Browns Bridge Road and McEver Road. The building is formerly the Liberty Mutual Building and was constructed in 1982. The property is 118,767 square feet of usable space, 5 stories, with furnishings included. The property is within Gainesville's city limits and 3.75 miles from downtown. There are 525 parking spaces on the property. The county purchased the building at $6.1 million using SPLOST VI funding. The estimated renovation cost is $2.9 million.

Purposes
  • To consolidate county functions into a one-stop shop to increase convenience for customers
  • Increase efficiency for staff
  • Save money by relocating county offices that are currently in leased space and reduce operational costs overall
  • Provide the Hall County Courthouse with much-needed additional space in the Courthouse Annex
  • To provide space for the county government to expand as the need for county services grows
  • Fulfill SPLOST VI obligation to voters, who in March 2009 approved $17 million for renovation of old courthouse and relocation of administration offices
Cost Savings
The county saved approximately $175,000 in operational costs and office space rentals totaling approximately $100,000.

Timeline
Departments moved into the new building during September - October 2012.