Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new West Valley City Hall and Circuit Court offices begin at 1 p.m. April 5.

The new 94,000-square-foot, two-story building will be constructed on a 4.8-acre site at 3600 S. Constitution Boulevard (27th West) at a cost of $8.1 million.The state will pay $2.4 million for a 22,200-square-foot area for the circuit court. The $5.7 million for the 72,000-square-foot city hall will be paid from reserves allocated over the years by the City Council when it became apparent that a new facility would be needed, said Janet True-blood, city administrative assistant.

The new building will fill the city's current needs and projected growth through 2015. Trueblood said this is a unique project because the building will be paid for without raising taxes or issuing bonds.

Construction is expected be completed within 12 to 14 months. Mayor Brent F. Anderson and City Council members will participate in the ceremonies.