By Jon Hutchinson
The Cottonwood City Council is once again looking at sites to build a larger, but compact and efficient City Hall complex.
The concept has been a re-occurring topic for about 25 years, said Manager Doug Bartosh, but repeatedly has been “put on the back burner.” The city now occupies part of 13 properties throughout town. Most of the identifiable municipal offices in Old Town are small and cramped.
The city has repeatedly looked at re-arranging the elements in the town block south of Pima Street on Main. A couple concepts designs recently would sacrifice older building and construct a new two-story structure using part of the Old Town Activity field behind the current town hall or rearrange basketball courts.
But, in a recent development, the owner of the land of Old Town property between 5th and 7th Streets, opposite Hog Wild BBQ, has offered that land in trade.