Commission has short list for city office space
The Governor’s Commission on Brookhaven is well on its way to finding a home for future employees of the city of Brookhaven.
Jed Beardsley, co-chair of the Offices and Facilities Committee, said the group has identified several possibilities for temporary office space for the city to use when it opens for business Dec. 17.
“We did send out letters to landlords that became identified through our search, asking for lease terms,” Beardsley said.
Beardsley said the committee’s top priority has been finding temporary office space for the new city. Members have identified three furnished office options in the Perimeter market, he said.
He said he plans to speak with all elected officials and candidates about the options for temporary office space.
“If there is a clear favorite, I’m perfectly happy to begin to negotiate a lease,” Beardsley said. “I’m optimistic that we’ll have good choices that the [Brookhaven City] Council will be pleased with.”
Beardsley said he believes the city should be able to move into a temporary office in December.
The committee also has options for police headquarters and permanent administrative offices it will be ready to share with the council once the city gets started, Beardsley said.
“Since we’ve done the homework, we’ll have the data and the focused options for the city,” Beardsley said.
The committee really combed the boundaries of the city to find the best options for offices and facilities, Beardsley said. He said some of the options that they found were not even on the market yet.
“I think we have sourced the city from one corner to the other,” Beardsley said.