Continued growth in Cedar Park means the city needs to continue expanding workspace for city employees.
A $2.27 million contract approved by the Cedar Park City Council will create additional workspace in City Hall Building 3 as well as Public Works Building 1.
Council Member Mel Kirkland said the renovations are part of city maintenance and that, with the exponential growth of the city, there just isn’t enough space to efficiently conduct work at this point.
“We’re trying to make these buildings more usable as the city grows and new employees are hired,” Kirkland said. “This contract is a part of regular maintenance because we now have upwards of 76,000 citizens he city provides water, sewage and trash collection services for. That need is simply growing out of its space.”
Approved during the council’s Aug. 9 regular meeting, the contract with Trimbuilt Construction provides for demolition and removal of the existing one-story interior of City Hall Building 3, to be replaced with an 8,880 square-foot, two-story complex. City documents indicate that the first floor will be a multi-purpose room capable of being used as one large room or two smaller rooms with a partition. The first floor also includes office space for Tourism Department staff, a kitchen and restrooms.
The second floor will provide office space for the Information Services Department.
The Public Works Building 1 expansion is slated to consist of a first floor addition of approximately 1,032 square feet at the back of the building to add three offices and two workstations for Public Works Staff.
City documents say that the buildings are both more than 10 years old and the project is funded by money in the city budget set aside for repairing wear-and-tear and outdated spaces.
The project is scheduled to break ground within the next month and finish in early summer 2019.