Fitchburg City Hall is considered a local historic landmark. The goal of the campus renovation was to create a modern and efficient workplace for city administrators to better serve Fitchburg residents. Straightforward wayfinding was an important design consideration. Upon entering the front door lobby, the transaction counters for the Treasurer and Clerk are directly ahead flanking a central corridor. On the left side of the lobby are a public meeting room and the main stair. On the right side of the lobby are another public meeting room and the elevator. The lobby is a double-height space allowing a view to the second-floor building and public health departments’ transaction counter. The central corridor leads to the assessor and the recreation departments. A third floor was inserted into the original double-height auditorium. The third floor is dedicated to multiple administrative offices, including human resources and a large flexible training room. An adjacent mid-1980’s building (formerly a bank), was converted into the legislative building, housing the City Council Chambers. The coffered high-ceilinged banking hall was ideal for the chamber with sufficient space for the 15-member council table and audience seating for up to 120 people. As a stand-alone building, the chamber is easily accessible to the public for night meetings and flexible in its use during the day.
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