Brookhaven, GA, April 10, 2017 – by Trey Benton – The City of Brookhaven Council is set to approve a lease extension for City Hall during their Wednesday, April 12th Council Meeting. The City moved in to the former Georgia State University location at 4362 Peachtree Rd. in 2014. While the City says they will one day build or buy their own building, there are no immediate plans or location selected.
The lease the City is in currently with building owner Delta Insurance Corporation, is set to expire at the end of 2019. The new extended lease will begin on January 1, 2020 and end on December 31, 2020. Then, the lease will automatically renew for single year terms on January 1st of each year for a total of 5 years, or until December 31, 2024.
At any time during the term of any extension, the City can terminate the lease with no other or further obligation, after giving Delta Insurance 270 days written notice.
The rent rate for the first year lease extension will be $28,992.34 per month. The rent will then increase 2.5% each time the lease is extended thereafter. The 24,000 sq./ft. building sits on 1.2 acres and has 150 parking spaces.
Over the years, several locations have been tossed around as potential City Hall locations – one being in the former Harris Teeter at Peachtree Rd. at North Druid Hills, in the front half of Brookhaven Park where the DeKalb County Services Center now sits, in the “Walgreens” development at Peachtree Rd. and Colonial Dr. and most recently, as part of the withdrawn MARTA Transit Oriented Development proposal for the Brookhaven/Oglethorpe Transit Station.
The City says once they are ready to buy or build a City Hall of their own, they would look to have a facility that can not only handle the current needs, but future needs as well.