City of Buda Municipal Complex
Buda, TX United States
The new City of Buda Municipal Complex will be located on Main Street east of downtown. Two new buildings are planned for the site–a City Hall and Library Building as well as a Public Safety Building. Situated adjacent to Stagecoach Park, the nine-acre site has a heritage of longhorn ranching, giant oak trees and wildflowers. The buildings are sited to preserve several heritage oak trees and provide a natural landscape responsive to the occasional movement of stormwater through the site. The designs convey a sense of transparency, encouraging residents to observe, participate and engage in the processes that shape their evolving city.
The main building will be the new home of the Library and City administrative offices, City Council Chambers and the Economic Development Corporation. The 54,683-square-foot, citizen-focused City Hall and Library Building will create a central hub for Buda civic life and lay the foundation for continued community growth. The building will extend the vitality and character that exists today along Main Street and welcome those entering the town, preserving and enhancing what is unique and intrinsic to Buda. Within the building, a consolidated customer service area will reduce redundancy and confusion, streamline civic processes, and provide flexibility for future growth. The City Hall and Library building will strengthen an already vibrant community. Page is working in collaboration with Dewberry on this project.
The Public Safety Building, to be located northeast of the City Hall & Library, will provide a new home for the Buda Police Department. The 14,420 square-foot building will provide easy access at a prominent main entry and a gated enclosure for secure officer parking. The secure yet welcoming reception area will provide for public interactions with the Department and a community meeting room for public meetings and interdepartmental training. Showers and locker rooms will support the Department’s officers and staff. For quick responses to community needs, the Public Safety Building parking will have two egress routes leading to Main Street. The city staff and police department have been involved in every step of the design process, helping to tailor the architectural design to fit the multitude of specific needs of the Buda Police Department and creating a space with which BPD will serve its citizens. Page is working in collaboration with Lopez Salas Architects on this project.
The 3,000-square-foot Parks Maintenance Building will serve city staff with Parks office space, storage and a shared break room for Public Works and the Parks Maintenance crew. It is equipped for roof-top solar photovoltaics. The building will be located west of the existing Public Works building on Garison Road. Page is working in collaboration with Lopez Salas Architects on this project.