The Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce may construct headquarters in Town Center. The organization is looking to lease 1.396 acres from the city of Cedar Park so they can secure a headquarters there.
The future building would sit south of the Cedar Park Recreation Center. Currently, the chamber is situated off RM 1431 behind Live Oak Plaza.
The Cedar Park City Council was presented with a lease proposal for the property. The proposed lease term was for 50 years, or for 25 years with a 25-year renewal, for $1 per year. After expiration of the lease the ownership of the building would be transferred to the city.
“Would I expect the chamber to build something to the design of a large corporation?” Mayor Matt Powell asked. “Realistically not, but certainly there must be some thought given to the overall aesthetic to that entire campus.”
Powell expressed his support of the proposal.
“This is about as concrete a way of demonstrating a commitment to that partnership, so in a larger sense I like what this symbolizes,” he said.
The council approved the documents for the lease, under the condition that the city could green light the final design. Development activities should launch within five years of lease commencement.
According to Chamber President Tony Moline, the new building will hold the chamber office and meeting space. Although the chamber is still working on a timeline, Moline expressed that getting council approval was a good stepping stone into the process.
“I think we should be able to at least start the process in five years,” Moline said.