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Oct 19

Municipal Complex Update - Oct. 19, 2017

Posted on October 19, 2017 at 10:29 AM by David Marino

Another week brings more progress at the Municipal Site.  The inside of the City Hall and Library is taking shape.

“They’re going up with the dry wall on both sides. They have had inspections and have completed almost all of the in-wall and above ceiling,” said Project Manager Ray Creswell.  

City Council chambers have been walled in and the stone is now in place. The lobby area is also coming together.     

“The exterior portion or the lobby area, the finishes are now going up on the stone. A little bit of the metal that’s going in there will be going up pretty soon. We’re working on our way right on down into the library. You have your public toilet area, your classroom and then activity classrooms on either side that open up into the library. Those portions are beginning to have the walls completely closed in and the ceiling framing put in place.”

Work also continues on the drainage channel.

"They’re going up with the erosion mats on the side walls of the channel and are beginning to put in the landscape sub-grade and coming back in with the landscaping."    

The Public Safety building is almost finished.

“All exterior is complete. We do have some minor areas where they are beginning to touch up. Landscaping is taking place around the entire building. The parking lot has been completely paved and striped. The garage is approximately 90 percent complete."    

The Police department should be moving into the new building in mid-to-late November.

The City Hall and Library is expected to open in April of 2018.    

Below is a link to the video version of the story.   

Municipal Complex Update Video - Oct. 19, 2017

Oct 03

Municipal Complex Update - Oct. 3, 2017

Posted on October 3, 2017 at 5:24 PM by David Marino

Our construction crew continues to make progress on the Municipal Complex. Interior walls are up at the City Hall and Library building.   

“Overhead inspections have taken place and they’re beginning to install the hard ceiling framing. Interior finishes are going up on the City Hall portion of it. They’re beginning to finish out the dry wall on both sides," said Project Manager Ray Creswell.   

A few weeks ago the inside of the Municipal building was filled with open space. Today, about 95 percent of the walls are up on the administration portion of the building.   

“Interior walls on the library and even the public space are completely framed.”

The pedestrian bridge connecting the parking lot to the public space is also coming along.  

“The pedestrian bridge still has one more pour to go over the top of it. Right now it’s still in a semi-final state." 

Meanwhile, the Public Safety Building is entering its last stretch of construction.  

“Interior finishes are going in right at this moment. All the doors have been hung and hardware is beginning to be installed.”  

“Exterior wise all he pavement is in. They’re getting ready to start the landscaping and the irrigation systems are in place.”

The Public Safety garage is about 65 percent complete.

“The gates that control the access to public safety parking will soon be going in.”  

It will take a few weeks to install the furniture.    

“By the end of November they should be fully in place, but they will probably start moving in sometime in mid-November.  

The City Hall and Library will opens its doors in April of next year.  

You can watch the video version of this story here: Municipal Complex Update Video - Oct. 3, 2017

Sep 07

Municipal Complex Update - Sept. 7, 2017

Posted on September 7, 2017 at 2:14 PM by David Marino

“We are less than 60 days away from actually opening.”

Soon the Buda Police Department will have a new place to call home. The new Public Safety Building is scheduled to open in late October.       

 “The exterior finishes are finalizing on the exterior stucco. The standing seam metal roof, metal trim, exterior doors and hardware will be going in within the next week,” Project Manager Ray Creswell said. 

From the floors to the walls, the amount of progress on the building is evident.    

“About 95 percent of the walls have the first layer of paint and the hard ceilings are being painted.”

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As for the rest of the  Municipal Building, work is moving along nicely.”  

 “Right now on the exterior we’re trying to finish up all the stone work. The standing seam roof won’t go up until after all masonry work is complete on the building.”

“The windows, the framing and glazing has been put in place on 95 percent of the windows. The main store front entry on the Main Street side of the building will be going in late this week.”   

There is still a lot of work to be done on the pedestrian bridge and the parking lot will be finished right before the City Hall and Library building opens.

In the meantime, the countdown is on for the doors to open at the Public Safety Building.   

“It really is exciting working with the police department and Chief Bo Kidd in regards to the final finishes and the security on the building itself. I’m really excited to see this part of the complex come together,” said Creswell.

You can watch the video version of this story hereMunicipal Complex Update Video - Sept. 7, 2017