City Hall Complex Renovation Project to complete soon
The City Hall Complex Renovation Project is approximately 70 percent finished and is scheduled for a February completion to begin re-occupancy. Pending ongoing construction, staff are expected to move back into the facility in late February to early March. City Council meetings should resume there on Liberty Drive around the same time. More information will be provided as the work nears completion. City Hall operations have been dispersed at other locations since work began in earnest last summer.
To date, contractors have completed the installation of the ceiling grid, restroom tiling and painting. The doors have been framed on the second and third floors of the facility. Work is complete on the server room that provides critical services for the City and others areas on the third floor. Furnishings and outdoor signage for the facility have been ordered, with furniture to be installed once received. Presently, contractors are reworking some of the mechanical and electrical systems in the building to better accommodate the Complex’s host of City departments and more than 100 City employees.
The City Hall Complex Renovation Project was included as part of the 2015 - 2019 Capital Improvement Program with the intent to renovate the City Hall and community center buildings collectively referred to as the City Hall Complex, which is home to the City’s Administration, Communications, Human Resources, Utility Billing, Information Technology, Permits, Community Development and Finance departments, as well as the Pearland Economic Development Corporation. Both City Hall and the building formerly known as the Community Center, now the City Hall Annex, are over thirty years old. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems no longer functioned optimally and required frequent repair. Both buildings no longer met current building code requirements for the number of occupants and floor plans did not provide efficient workflow. The construction contract included the renovation of the entire complex including the replacement of the HVAC system for both buildings. Once the project is complete, 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.