Palm Coast City Hall
Palm Coast's city hall complex is a two-story office building connected to a one-story Community Wing. The facility includes several entrances from the road, parking lot featuring 167 parking spaces, and Central Park.
The scale of the building communicates an overall small-town feel, and at the request of the Palm Coast community, their City Hall was designed to be customer-service-oriented. As a way to incorporate local heritage into the design, the office building portion of the facility contains 11 conference rooms named after the original neighborhoods in Palm Coast. Other design features include a clock tower; several joint-use workspaces; and integrated technology offering secured and public wifi and various options to use tablets and cloud-based computing throughout the facility.
The one-story Community Wing has one large community meeting room for City Council meetings and other various City advisory board meetings. Also, the Community Wing has two smaller community meeting rooms for events with community interaction such as public meetings, rentals, and events. The wing also includes the Waterfront Room and a food service area that connects to Central Park.
The City Hall was designed and built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and even received a LEED Silver Certification. Some of the energy efficiency features of this facility include: LED lighting throughout, insulated (air-filled with Solarban Low-E coating), tinted windows, a highly efficient HVAC chiller system, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and highly reflective white single-ply TPO roofing to prevent solar heat gain on the roof. Other LEED features include occupancy sensors that automatically control lighting to improve energy efficiency; and preferred parking for energy-efficient vehicles.