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Inside Milton’s surprisingly stylish and modern new city hall


Incorporated as a sovereign Fulton County city north of Alpharetta in 2006, Milton is known more for expansive houses and equine-friendly pastures than progressive office design that echoes Ponce City Market.

But by the looks of the new Milton City Hall, that could change.

Unveiled on Friday as a “workplace of the future,” the municipal facility brims with reclaimed-looking wood accents, bold pendants, lofty ceilings, barn doors, sleek glass walls, and an exterior that looks less staid, granite-heavy city hall of yore and more gargantuan urban farmhouse.

Designed by noted Atlanta firm Cooper Carry, the 33,500-square-foot building intends to blend Milton’s rural heritage with cutting-edge design and functionality, with an emphasis on collaboration, as with other millennial-friendly designs in Atlanta’s core.

Standing at 2006 Heritage Walk in Milton’s historic Crabapple district, the complex also includes a detached, single-story building and greenspace for festivals and other public events.

“It’s a very modern, high-tech building that speaks to the history of this area, and addresses a determined approach to connect to the community,” Sean McLendon, principal in COOPER CARRY’s Corporate and Government studios, said in a press release.