Work has started on the Manvel City Hall extension. The notice to proceed was July 1 with an expected completion date of April 2020.
“The next step is to start putting in pipe and conduit, all the things that will go underneath the slab. Once they get that done, they’re going to form up the slab itself,” City Manager Kyle Jung said.
Jung said Frost Construction was reviewing the plans for the metal building that would take eight-to-10 weeks to fabricate after foundation work is completed, with an additional two-to-three weeks for setup.
“Our hope is that sometime in months, we should have a building that is getting close to being dried in. We’re hoping for April if there isn’t any major storms or major issues then hopefully the construction will be on schedule and then sometime after April we’ll be moving in,” Jung said. the next — roughly — three
The addition will triple the size of the current city hall at a cost of approximately $1.9 million but will be a temporary solution in response to the community’s rapid growth. The city’s long-term plan is the construction of a new city hall in what will become the civic center portion of the future Manvel City Center.
The current expansion, which was first discussed in 2017, will increase the size of city hall by 8,000 square feet and contain new council and municipal court chambers. The existing building will continue to be used as office space.