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Bond Updates

Updates about the five propositions passed in the November 2014 election.

May 16

Municipal Complex Update - May 16, 2017

Posted on May 16, 2017 at 1:46 PM by David Marino

City Hall/Library and Public Safety Building Update - May 16, 2017

Work continues to move full steam ahead on the Municipal Site. 

“It’s real exciting to see the building start to come together," said City Manager Kenneth Williams. 

From the bond election in 2014 to now, City Manager Kenneth Williams has been there every step of the way. He says the new Municipal Complex will streamline City operations.

“This is going to be a centralized location for government for us. This will enable us to be a more productive organization. We’ll be able to have all of our engineering, planning and departments in one place.

Now that the steel frame is in place for City Hall, work will begin on the exterior walls. The floor deck and roof deck installation will also start. Steel for the public space will arrive this week as well.

The steel for the library will arrive next week and it will be erected in a few weeks. Meanwhile, wall work and stone installation continues on the drainage channel.

And then of course there is the Public Safety Building.

“The Public Safety Building is a big part of this. You know public safety is important to the quality of life in Buda. And it was very important to myself and the City Council to be a part of this project. I’m just looking forward to the project coming into place.”

Exterior Walls continue to go up on the Public Safety Building. Roofing will begin this week.  

With more and more work being completed every day, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The Public Safety Building is slated to open in late October, or early November of this year. The City Hall and Library will be finished by April of 2018.    

“Through it all we’ll have something that the citizens will have and will be able to use for many, many years into the future.”          

Municipal Complex Video Update - May 16, 2107

City Hall/Library Facebook Photo Album - May 16, 2017

Public Safety Building Facebook Photo Album - May 16, 2017

May 10

Drainage Wall - Municipal Complex Update - May 10, 2017

Posted on May 10, 2017 at 5:06 PM by David Marino

Progress continues on the Municipal Site. The stone wall for the drainage ditch is going in. The steel frame for City Hall is also progressing.

We've included a link to a short video here: Drainage Wall/City Hall Steel - May 10, 2017
May 08

Municipal Complex Update - April 8, 2017

Posted on May 8, 2017 at 4:03 PM by David Marino

More progress is being made on the Municipal Site. From Main Street you can now see the steel structure for the City Hall and Library building.  

“It is exciting. I’m glad to see the building starting to go vertical at this point. We do still have a little bit of site work that needs to be taken care of,” said Project Manager Ray Creswell.

The steel that has gone up so far is for the City Hall portion of the building. This includes administrative offices and City Council chambers. The steel for the public space or lobby portion of the building should be arriving at the end of this week. That will be followed by the steel for the library.

“All the steel should take approximately about three weeks total on it.”

And once the crew is finished erecting the steel…  

“They’ll start with the exterior wall framing, start snapping interior wall layouts. Some of that has already been done, but they’re waiting until all the overhead steel is in place.”    

Progress on the Public Safety Building is moving fast.  

“The steel is up on the Public Safety Building and they are actually doing exterior wall framing at the moment.  They’ve popped the interior wall layouts. They’re starting to hang some of the mechanical duct hangers throughout.”

“They will also be doing the parking lot layout, curb and gutter.”

Work on the drainage ditch is also on the horizon.

“They’re going to start on the retaining walls and the head walls for the drainage ditch. That will start taking place. And it will look like an entire project, once those are completed been completed.”  

A pedestrian bridge will connect the parking lot to the Main Building.

"There will be some landscaping on top of it. It will become a very ornamental element to the entire project."     

The Public Safety building is still on schedule to open in late October or early November of this year. The City Hall and Library building is set to open in April of 2018. 

You can watch the full story by clicking on the link on the update below. 

Municipal Complex Update - May 8, 2017