City offices moving to Gaillard Municipal Complex

Some city offices Thursday will being moving into the Gaillard Municipal Complex.

Some city of Charleston offices located at 75 Calhoun St. will move into the new Gaillard municipal complex starting Thursday.

All city offices at that location will close at noon Friday, and then those that have moved will reopen at 1 p.m. Monday in the new building at 2 George St.

The Gaillard Center, the city’s new performing arts center, officially will open in October, but the building includes a wing for city offices, which is ready now.

Offices currently located on the third floor of 75 Calhoun St. will move to the Gaillard. They are Public Service; Planning, Preservation and Sustainability; Process and Service Improvement; Revenue Collections; and the Fire Marshal.

Applications for business licenses, zoning, the Board of Architectural Review and other boards, plan reviews, building permits, fire permits, encroachments and engineering permits and plan sets will not be accepted during the closure.

The submittal deadlines for Technical Review Committee and BAR have been extended to 5 p.m. Monday.

All building and fire inspections can be requested and scheduled as normal Friday through Monday.

The municipal complex features a new Permit Center on the first floor. It will accept applications for business licenses, zoning, BAR and other boards, plan review and permits.

Encroachments and engineering permit applications and plan sets can be submitted to the Public Service Office on the second floor of the complex.

Charleston Mayor Joe Riley said, “Consolidating city offices in the Gaillard Municipal Complex will make city operations more proficient and provide a one-stop-shop, making it even easier to apply for permits, licenses and submit plans.”

Reach Diane Knich at 937-5491 or on Twitter at @dianeknich.