BUNNELL, FL [April 1, 2024] – The City of Bunnell, in collaboration with The Collage Companies and community leaders, are celebrating a significant milestone with the groundbreaking ceremony for the new City of Bunnell Administration and Police Department facility. This venture is a key component of the City’s broader growth and development plan, aiming to meet the evolving needs of the community.
In 2021, building issues with the former City Hall caused the City to consider alternatives for City Offices.  The Mayor, Vice Mayor and City Commissioners did not make any of the decisions leading up to today’s groundbreaking lightly.  They recognized for the City to be able to meet the needs of its citizens, businesses, visitors and the anticipated growth of the City that a new facility was critical.  In July 2022, the City purchased the land located at 2400 Commerce Parkway, Bunnell, FL 32110 and began the design process for the facility.
Once completed, the 19,000 square foot facility will serve multiple functions- housing the City administration offices, the police department headquarters and a versatile multi-use assembly hall or Chambers Meeting Room. This development not only signifies Bunnell’s commitment to enhancing municipal services and public safety but also underscores its dedication to fostering a thriving, well-connected community. Through this strategic expansion, the City endeavors to accommodate its growing population, streamline its services, and provide a central hub for community engagement and activities.
“Today marks a pivotal moment for the City of Bunnell as we embark on one of the many transformative projects going on within the City. Our collaboration with The Collage Companies through the Design-Build Method is not just about constructing buildings; it’s about laying a foundation for our future and those who will call Bunnell home in the future. We are united in our vision to enhance our community’s functionality, aesthetics, and sustainability. This is a testament to what we will achieve as we work together with partners, and it underscores our commitment to preparing for Bunnell’s growth, progress, and continued excellence,” said Mayor Catherine D. Robinson, City of Bunnell.
The Collage Companies is spearheading the construction of the project through the Design Build Method, where design and construction phases are unified under one contract to enhance collaboration and project coherence. The design team included expertise and insights contributed from HALFF, Joseph Pozzuoli Architect, P.A., and Stephenson Wilcox Associates (SWA). The project embodies a major leap towards the city’s aspirations for development, advancement, and fostering a strong sense of community connection.
“The Collage Companies is excited to continue its role in shaping the future of Bunnell. This project symbolizes more than just a new building; it represents a step forward in the city’s journey towards enhanced civic engagement, public service, and community spirit.” Rob Maphis – President – The Collage Companies.
Updates and pictures on the project and other City projects can be found on the new City webpage: https://www.bunnellcity.us/capital-projects/pages/projects