Prosper is known as the small town with the big heart! And as the years have passed, it has morphed from that small town just north of 380, into a booming community that is gaining major recognition and making a statement to all of North Texas.
On July 27, 2018 the Town of Prosper celebrated the opening of an important building which wasn’t even a dream 100 years ago. “I don’t think U.N. Clary could have imagined the unprecedented commercial and residential growth this small farming community would experience 100 years later,” said Mayor Ray Smith, as he announced the opening of the new Prosper Town Hall, Multi-Purpose Facility and Community Library. This building brings with it a milestone in our history that will serve all residents in our community for years to come.
Representatives from the Town of Prosper staff, Prosper Historical Society, Prosper Independent School District, Prosper Town Council, EDC, Community Library, Chamber of Commerce all took part in celebrating this monumental building. Mayor Smith expressed his excitement regarding the idea that “All of these entities are now encompassed under the same building rather than scattered throughout the town.”
Town council members in attendance included Ray Smith, Curry Vogelsang, Meigs Miller, Jeff Hodges, Craig Andres and Jason Dixon. All members have been eagerly awaiting the opening of this beautiful piece of architecture and have spent hundreds of hours overseeing the planning to create a structure where everyone is included. Town Manager Harlan Jefferson took a few minutes to acknowledge how many people were a part of this process.
Randle Scott with Randle Scott Architects said, “Having designed a number of town halls and municipal centers throughout the years, I have never worked with a council with a legacy and/or the vision that these folks do. Prosper is definitely poised to be one of the greatest cities in America, and now they have the building to achieve that.”
Ben Pogue offered thanks to all those who contributed to the development of this project and stated, “We have been fortunate to do a lot of work in this area and several town halls, but there is not a project that we have completed that is more beautiful than this one. Not only is the exterior a timeless design, but the interior finishe out is unbelievable.”
Sam Johnson and Scott Sanford personally presented a flag and certificate to commemorate this day in history. Whether your great grandparents raised cattle here 100 years ago or you and your family have just moved in, Prosper’s new Town Hall is a new piece of history to be celebrated and a new source of pride in a small town where everyone matters.
Please join the Town Council and Town Staff as they host an Open House for the community on August 2nd at 4:00pm. There will be tours offered, as well as a State of Town address by Mayor Smith beginning at 6:30.