In 2008, the Inver Grove Heights City Council voted to issue $9.9 million in capital improvement bonds for the renovation of City Hall—a project estimated to cost $15.7 million. The remainder of the cost—approximately $5.8 million—was drawn from the city's utility fund, facility fund, technology fund and Host Community Fund.
The old City Hall, built in 1982, was designed to service a community of roughly 17,000 people. The population of Inver Grove Heights is expected to grow to as much as 45,000 people in the future, and the renovated City Hall is designed for a city of that size. The project, now completed, more than doubled the size of the building, to a total of 62,620 feet.