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BREAKING: City hall could move to Nehring building on Lincoln Highway

May 22, 2019 GMT

DeKALB – City hall could be relocating to the former Nehring building soon, at 164 E. Lincoln Highway.

According to a press release from City Manager Bill Nicklas, the DeKalb Park District and the City announced interest in relocating Wednesday. Both the park district’s Board of Commissioners and the city council will consider formal steps and timeline for the potential move.

At the council meeting set for Tuesday, council will consider a resolution to accept the transfer of ownership of the Nehring building from the park district to the city. The park board will address a similar resolution at their meeting June 20, the release shows. The Park District purchased the Nehring in 2001 for $160,000, according to DeKalb County property records.


The former Nehring building was owned by First National Bank of DeKalb from 1902 to 1966, according to the release. DeKalb National Bank, and Sheets & Knodle Hardware have also used the building. The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is located on the first floor of the building.

The DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St., was built in 1967, is 24,000-square-feet, and was laid out to accommodate 80 employees, the release shows. Only 30 city employees would move to the Nehring building, the release shows.