2021 Bond Projects Updates
Public Safety Facility
Bond Project A
Voters approved the issuance of bonds in the amount of $46,000,000 to construct a new public safety and police headquarters at its current location, 1150 North Highway 67. This would include facilities for a dispatch center, emergency operations command center, investigations suite, property and evidence management, holding cells, public space separate from detainees, training, crime prevention and community action programs, victims’ relief and chaplain’s offices and patrol and administration offices and workspaces, as well as fire department administration and fire marshal offices.
Milestones: June 2021 - Received 14 proposals for architectural/engineering services.
July 2021 - Received City Council approval to hire project management. firm.
October 2021 - Received City Council approval to enter into an agreement with Hoefer Welker for the architectural design of the facility.
Library & City Hall
Bond Project B
Voters approved the issuance of bonds in the amount of $25,000,000 to construct a city hall and public library. This combined facility would house a public library with book rooms, children’s area, and hands-on “maker” activity space, and would also share with the city hall lobby and reception areas and community meeting rooms. The new city hall would feature a city council chambers with increased seating capacity for citizens and necessary communications and audiovisual technology, and offices and space for customer service functions and administrative departments.
Milestones: June 2021 - Received 16 proposals for architectural/engineering services.
July 2021 - Received City Council approval to hire project management firm.
September 2021 - Received City Council approval to enter into an agreement with Hoefer Welker for the architectural design of the facility.
Bond Project C
Voters approved the issuance of bonds in the amount of $19,000,000 to construct a community recreation center. Center would be operated as a family membership facility and would serve a multi-generational membership. Programs and services have been envisioned in partnership with the YMCA, which would assume responsibility for day-to-day operations of the facility. Amenities would include fitness and exercise spaces and gymnasium facilities, senior citizen exercise programs, indoor and outdoor pools, a splash pad, child watch center, wellness center, and locker rooms.
Bond Project D
Voters approved the issuance of $35,575,000 in bonds for city street and road construction and improvements. The following priority road projects were selected based on traffic relief and safety benefits:
- - US Highway 287 Southbound Exit Ramp (at South 14th Street)
- - Mt. Zion Road realignment (South 14th Street to Mt. Zion Road)
- - Hawkins Run Road (from South 14th Street to Midlothian Parkway)
- - McAlpin Road (from FM 663 to Plainview Road)
- - South 14th Street (from La Paz to Dove Creek)
- - Mockingbird Lane (from Midlothian Parkway to Walnut Grove)