On Wednesday, February 16, 2022, key project stakeholders participated in a three-hour City Council Chambers public design workshop held virtually on WebEx. Fort Worth Mayor, Mattie Parker participated in a Welcome video to begin the workshop.
Workshop attendees received a presentation facilitated by Athenian Group, Boka Powell, Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects, and K Strategies. The project team worked with stakeholders to develop an overall understanding of the vision of Fort Worth and the Future City Hall. Click the button below to see an exert from the workshop from our lead architect Mark Dabney explaining some elements of architecture and design.
The work to date also defined the final scope for the program, including the four main elements of the program:
- Tower Renovations to accommodate flexible floorplans the more than 23 City departments and 12 City buildings relocating to the tower
- Construction of a new council chambers facility on the site to accommodate the growing City of Fort Worth and better support the City’s Boards and Commissions
- The new council facility is currently heading into detailed design and will be going through the Downtown Design Review board process shortly
- Additional parking capacity to accommodate the more than 1400 City Staff and visitors coming to City Hall on a daily basis
- Development of a true municipal site, including additional sidewalk, gathering areas, and safety features
Work to date has also included several early packages focused on getting core elements of the building ready prior to renovations
- This has included the replacement of the nearly 20 year old roofing on the building, spanning more than 20 sections of roofing
- Implementation of many core City network infrastructure components
- Critical pre-construction testing including geotechnical and site utilities assessments