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The Town of Spencer renovated part of the former Park Plaza shopping center at South Salisbury Avenue and Fifth Street into a new Town Hall and Police Department. The new Town Hall provides improved space for citizens and staff, while allowing for future flexibility and expansion without expensive renovations. Spencer’s new town hall will efficiently serve the Town of Spencer as it continues to grow for decades to come.
The project aims to revitalize the heart of Spencer by repurposing a former grocery store and adjacent space with a distinct and understated design on the exterior and flexible space planning on the interior. As one of the most prominent blocks in town, the much needed improvements seek to encourage thousands of visitors to the NC Transportation Museum to also visit shops and boutique restaurants in the Historic District. For more information, download the one-sheet promoting the new Town Hall and Police Department.
The Town is now turning its attention to the vision of creating a Downtown Civic Park, returning a portion of the large, paved parking lot to what it once was, public green space. The need to provide a Downtown Civic Park was a favored recommendation of community stakeholders in the 2014 and updated 2022 Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Plan. The project will return a corner of the large parking area into a Civic Park which in turn supports Downtown revitalization and the many visitors to the NC Transportation Museum located across S. Salisbury Avenue, the NC Museum of Dolls, Toys, and Miniatures, and other destinations.
The proposed features in the development of Spencer Town Park include a multi-purpose greenspace/lawn encircled with a paved walking loop, and multi-purpose open-air pavilion with a stage and restrooms. The pavilion will be used for picnicking as well as community events. Additional features include picnic nodes with café tables and chairs and a fountain with an interactive water component. Click here to read the Town Park Master Plan and learn more.