Town Buys 5.56 Acre Property for New Joint Town Hall & Police Facility

Posted by April Reiling on May 04, 2015
Tags: Community, Government, Public Safety, Town News, TCPD, Economic Development

On May 4, 2015 the Town of Trophy Club closed on a 5.56 acre property located close to the intersection of State Highway 114 and Trophy Wood Drive. The $1.35M property is intended to be the site of a new joint Police and Town Hall facility, a project that has been discussed for several years. The Town has retained GSBS Architects for the facility design, and the Town Council is currently working on evaluating layouts and architectural options.

Mayor Nick Sanders said, “The entire Town Council has been working for almost a year trying to purchase land for our new Town Hall and Police Facility.  We are excited with the next steps of designing the facility and seeking approval from our citizens for the construction."

The new property is located in an area that will include four hotels, destination dining restaurants, Baylor Medical Center and professional office space. The Town Council originally set aside $2.5M for property acquisition, and evaluated numerous locations within Town. Ultimately the combination of location, price, and timing led to the 5.56 acre site purchase.

“Purchasing land for a joint Police and Town Hall facility is the first step toward accomplishing a goal set forth by Town Council, and I am thrilled that we were able to negotiate a great price to acquire the property,” said Town Manager Stephen Seidel. “Incorporating our municipal facilities in an area where commercial development is brewing will create positive synergy for the community. I am also pleased that the Town was also able to save approximately $1.15M on the land purchase which the Town Council has dedicated to the joint facility construction.”

The current Trophy Club municipal facilities are located on property owned by the Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 (TC MUD 1), a separate entity from the Town that manages water, and wastewater treatment and fire protection. The Town staff and TC MUD 1 staff have cohabitated in the Svore Municipal Building since 1985.  There was an addition built in 2006, but almost 10 years later Trophy Club has more than doubled in size and more space is needed not only for staff, but also for community and governmental meetings, voting, classes and programs, etc. The Town intends to construct a facility that will last 30 – 50 years with regular maintenance.

The existing 6,000 square-foot Police Station was built in 1995, cost approximately $200,000 and was intended to be a temporary building for police operations. In 2012 TC MUD 1 notified the Town that the site where the police building currently sits is needed for a future ground water storage tank.