The transformation of a 1928 building into new Farmington Town Hall is underway

For so many townspeople, the 1928-era building at Farmington High School is a landmark, a structure whose walls safeguard the memories of generations of residents. And in an April 2023 referendum, voters decided the fate of the nearly 100-year-old building, with an overwhelming consensus to save and renovate it. Now, what was once classrooms for generations of youth is being transformed into Farmington’s brand new Town Hall, a multimillion dollar project currently underway and on track for completion in fall 2025. And when the rest of the existing high school is demolished this summer for the new Farmington High School, which will be adjacent to it, renovation will take place on the 1928 building. Although the total project cost is $16 million, Farmington taxpayers will be responsible for about $9 million of the cost, offset by the use of $7 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds, according to town officials. The 1928 building renovation already has Plan and Zoning approval and is currently in the last phase of design, and the 1928 Building Committee anticipates putting this project out to bid later this spring, according to town officials.

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