The City of Fort Worth is unveiling its plans for a green space and its new City Hall building.
Athenian Group is the project management coordinator for the development of a new City Hall for Cowtown, which is expected to finish in 2025. The project will come along with a new green space for city residents, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The green space will be situated behind the building by the Trinity River. Project Manager Tanyan Farley said the green space will not be a public park but will include walking trails and indigenous plants.
Fort Worth City Council Member Elizabeth Beck, however, asked Farley if he would work with the Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department to turn the space into a public park, per the Fort Worth Report.
The development will also include a new parking lot.
“Parking is a very hot topic, both on how it’s built, what it looks like, and how the program works,” said Farley.
The new lot will include 265 additional spaces.
The first floor of “Future City Hall” is expected to be finished in November, after which city officials will begin moving staff in. The first wave will move in by June 2024 and will consist of about 15 departments.
Athenian Group project managers were scheduled to meet this week with city department managers to discuss parking, amenities, and safety in preparation for the transition.
Future City Hall will also have a new security system, which will be scheduled to take effect sometime in November before staff move in. The new building will also include additional signage to make it easier for residents seeking city services to find the right department.
The new security and additional signage are “aimed to create a secure environment that’s also welcoming and inviting,” according to Farley, per the Fort Worth Report.
More details about Fort Worth’s Future City Hall can be found here.