Municipal Building Project

This page will provide up to date information on the Municipal Building project.  Thank you to the Waterbury voters who supported this project.

CLICK HERE for on-going construction photos provided by the Waterbury Historical Society.

Municipal Complex Update - April 2015

A ground breaking ceremony was held on Monday April 13th for the new municipal complex at 28 North Main Street.  The Waterbury municipal offices, library and historical society are expected to move into the complex in January 2016.

Municipal Complex Update- February 2015

The new municipal complex will be located at 28 North Main Street at the current Waterbury Public Library location.  It is moving forward towards a spring construction date. The project will involve the renovation and restoration of the historic Janes House and will include new municipal offices, a new expanded library, the Historical Society and a Community Meeting Room. Below is a summary of where the project stands after permit applications and final designs have been in the works for the last few months.

1) The town received received word in mid-February that Act 250 has closed the application evidence gathering process for the municipal complex and drafting the permit takes place by the end of February. The local permit was approved by Waterbury's Development Review Board (DRB) in December.

2) The permit application and construction drawings were submitted to Fire Safety in mid-February and we are told that it should take about 3 weeks for review and permitting.

3) Asbestos removal is tentatively scheduled for the first week in March but could go into the next week depending on bids and schedules. 

4) The formal bidding process has begun for construction trades as of 2/11 through ReArch, the town's construction management firm. It has been advertised in multiple locations and is also on All bidders are directed to ReArch for the bid package and instructions. A walk-through of the library for prospective bidders is 11:30 on February 19th.

5) Sealed construction bids will be opened in a public meeting (tentatively scheduled for March 5th at 2pm).

6) A small amount of contaminated soil (1 truckload) will need to be removed when the ground thaws. They couldn’t get in there any earlier so it will most likely happen in late March or early April. It will not impact the construction schedule.

7) Site work is anticipated to start in mid-April with construction following. Meetings with neighbors and the construction site manager will begin in early April to assure a smooth process with no or minimal impacts during the construction phase. Weekly updates and pictures will be posted on once construction starts.

8) The library is very busy with packing and moving and should be out of their current space by March Town Meeting Day. Their new temporary space will be at 30 Foundry Street behind the Steele Block building following Town Meeting in March. The Historical Society is mostly all moved out and items in storage.

This has been a long process to get to this point following the flooding in August 2011 that destroyed the old municipal offices. Municipal staff have been working in temporary space with public records stored in multiple locations for over 3 years. The new municipal complex is scheduled to be completed in December 2015 with a move-in date planned for January 2016. A community celebration will be announced at the end of this year.