The Carlton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to rename the old Cloquet Town Hall building on Cloquet Avenue at its meeting on Tuesday, June 8.
The new Carlton County Government Services Building houses the county coordinator’s office and the property management and economic development departments. It will soon also house the County Initiatives Department.
The building was purchased by Carlton County for $750,000 in 2019 after the town of Cloquet moved its administrative offices and police department to the old members’ credit union building on 14th Street.
The county also spent about $350,000 to redevelop the space for its own use.
County coordinator Dennis Genereau called the county’s acquisition of the building an “exceptional deal.”
Factoring in the total cost of purchasing and renovating the building, Carlton County paid approximately $68 per square foot. Typically, a government building like the Old City Hall Building would cost between $350 and $400 per square foot, according to Genereau.
Carlton County forms committee to review project working agreements
The committee will include county commissioners, the county coordinator and two union representatives.