In July 2017, the City engaged the historical architectural firm, Architexas to assist with the proposed renovation of the 1927 City Hall known as City Hall West. The firm was charged with completing an assessment of the facility and to develop three preliminary conceptual designs with a cost analysis of each concept. The report produced detailed the building’s current condition and originally presented these options for the scope of work. Video of consultant's recommendations can be found here
City Hall West sustained significant water damage during Winter Storm Uri. Freezing temperatures caused a fire sprinkler line to leak and flood the entire building. Staff is coordinating water damage remediation with both Risk Management and Safety.
Since that time, the windows in the building have been replaced, but no other construction has occurred. Staff will develop a full plan to renovate the building for Council consideration.
Unfortunately, progress on City Hall West was delayed because of the winter storm damage to the building. Mitigation is expected to be completed in the next 4- to 6-weeks. Because of the current conditions, and potential design team members are unable to enter the building, which makes it more difficult to develop a submittal package. Staff expects to be able to advertise a request for information (RFI) once the mitigation is complete.
|City Hall West Renovation Next Steps
||Anticipated Time line
|Advertise a formal request for Information (RFI) to identify interested parties and levels of interest.
|Responses from the RFI will assist staff in identifying partners, proposed uses, funding options, potential tax-incentive opportunities, grant opportunities, etc.
|Present ideas and options to City Council.