Municipal Community Complex
In 2019, voters passed a $50 million bond proposition to serve as a major source of funding for a new Municipal Community Complex.
The current municipal complex is a converted bank building constructed in the 1950s and a Development Services building from the 1960s. The buildings are not large enough to house a growing city and city staff, the city leases additional space around the city. In all, city administrative and parks employees are in nine buildings and at a cost of $650,000 in annual rent.
The new building would be designed to accommodate the city’s growth for the next generation at a location that would serve as a central gathering space and catalyst for development.
Frequently Asked Questions
Updated April 5, 2021
Where will the Municipal Community Complex be located?
The Municipal Community Complex will be generally north of East Virginia Street, south of Lamar Street, west of Throckmorton Street and east of the railroad. Public input will be sought during the design process to determine the position of City Hall, the layout of streets, and the possible inclusion of park and plaza spaces.
What’s the projected timeline for this project?
The design process will be ongoing through 2021.
Who is the architect for this project?
Lake | Flato + Parkhill is a professional services joint venture between Lake | Flato Architects and Parkhill Smith & Cooper, Inc. formed to provide architectural and engineering services for this project and is based in Frisco. Lake | Flato Architects is an award-winning San Antonio-based architectural firm that has a multi-faceted portfolio including civic, cultural, educational, residential and hospitality projects. Parkhill Smith & Cooper, Inc. is a long-standing multidisciplinary design firm with offices in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico that provides professional services including architectural, engineering and planning in a wide variety of project types.
How can I learn more about the City Hall Design and Construction Project?
The architecture team for this project held an open house meeting on March 31, 2021.