Progress made on City Hall Complex Renovation Project
Phase 1(a) of the City Hall Complex Renovation Project is now complete, with City of Pearland’s Community Development (planning and permitting) staff having officially moved into new space in the Liberty Drive City Hall Annex on April 17. Phase 1 included the renovation and creation of a new Community Development space to improve public access to the Department and interaction with customers by providing dedicated spaces for quick plan reviews, permit payment and related interactions. New windows were added to the south and east exterior walls to allow more natural light into the space, in addition to giving the space a fresh coat paint, new ceilings, carpeting, as well as new workstations and other furniture.
The next part of this phase, Phase 1(b), has began and focuses on the renovation of the remaining half of the City Hall Annex, which will house the Finance Department.
During construction of Phase II, public access to Community Development in the Annex is limited to the north entrance, the City Hall side of the Annex. Once Phase II is complete for the Finance Department, completing the Annex work, then City Hall itself will have renovations. There will be a number of interim office moves for that phase, including the City Council Chambers where public meetings are held. Anticipated beginning in July, City Council, Planning and Zoning, and other meetings will be conducted at the Public Safety Building on Cullen Boulevard. Watch pearlandtx.gov for further updates.
The City Hall Complex Renovation Project is part of the 2015-2019 Capital Improvement Program intended to renovate the City Hall and Community Center buildings collectively referred to as the City Hall Complex. Both City Hall and the building formerly known as the Community Center are approximately thirty years old. Mechanical, Electrical and plumbing systems no longer function optimally and require frequent repair. Both buildings no longer meet the current building code requirements for the number of occupants and the current floor plans do not provide efficient workflow. The renovation will also upgrade facility security. The construction contract includes the renovation of the entire complex including the replacement of the HVAC system for both buildings. This overhaul will result in a much more efficient modern system that will provide significant operational savings.
As construction continues, Pearland residents will be notified in advance of any closures that will occur. Be sure to visit pearlandtx.gov for updates and follow us on social media for the most up-to-date information. To learn more about this project and other City projects, view the City’s Projects Division Capital Improvements Plan.