Oak Bluffs breaks ground on new town hall

A groundbreaking for the new Oak Bluffs town hall. From Left, Tom Shevory of Dellbrook Scanlan, Robert L. Whritenour, Jr., Town Administrator, Selectman Ryan Ruley, Chairman of the Selectmen Jason Balboni, Ned Collier of ICON Architecture, Selectman Brian Packish, Stephen Moore of ICON Architecture, Suresh Bhatia of Atlantic Project Management, Pat Finn Dellbrook Scanlan, Seth Adams of Dellbrook Scanlan,Steve Boucher of Atlantic Project Management, Selectman Gail Barmakian, Selectman Greg Coogan, Mario Cunha of Dellbrook Scanlan. –Brian Dowd

Oak Bluffs town officials met with the architects and builders for the new town hall project for a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday.

Selectmen were joined by Icon architects, builders from Dellbrook Scanlan, and managers from Atlantic Project Management for the small ceremony.

The town hall project finally received approval from voters in June at both town meeting and the election, after two previous iterations of the project were denied.

Selectmen enlisted Icon Architecture to develop a design that uses the existing structure of the current town hall building and expands upon it, adding a new floor, completely redesigned department offices, new meeting rooms, and several other significant changes.

The completion date for the town hall is set for September 2021.