Steel bars stretch upward into the sky and set the framework for the new Hall County Sheriff’s Headquarters.
“It’s going to be really something,” said Scott Wiley, lieutenant of criminal investigations.
The new headquarters, paid for with special purpose local option sales tax funds, will be off Browns Bridge Road next to the Hall County Government Center.
Square footage will double from the old building’s 25,000, and the new building’s heating and air system will be more energy-efficient.
The current sheriff’s office building is one story high. A rendering for the new one shows a two-story building, which will allow more space to help respond to the community’s growth.
The framing for the building is still being put up, but construction is on time and progressing quickly. The outside of the headquarters should be completed by February or March of 2016, according to officials.
Construction crews will be pouring slabs for the ground and top floor soon, said Capt. Danny Woods, who controls the daily operations of the planning and development of the new facility.
The crew was set back a few weeks by a large rock they had to blast through.
“If you’re in Hall County, you’re going to hit a rock sooner or later,” Woods said.