A joint agreement to pursue design on the new $12 million Bee Cave Police Department building between the city of Bee Cave and Lake Travis Fire Rescue was approved during the April 11 City Council meeting.


The joint interlocal cooperation agreement establishes guidelines between Bee Cave and Travis County for the design and construction of a joint facilities project, which will house both the Bee Cave Police Department and Lake Travis Fire Station No. 603, according to Bee Cave City documents.

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City Manager Clint Garza was the one who initially suggested the city combine the police department and fire rescue services into the same building, Bee Cave Mayor Kara King said.

“This was a good brainstorm where we take our police department and combine it with Travis County ESD No. 6, save some money, save some space, and they both get the new building that they need and share some services,” she said.


The city of Bee Cave is overdue for a new police building, King said.

“I had to go work at the police station [during Winter Storm Mara], and it's shocking how crammed in there they are,” she said. “So I'm really excited that we can move forward with getting them in a facility and combining that with ESD No. 6 and maximizing our space.”

The interlocal agreement and memorandum of understanding document will have to be reviewed by Lake Travis Fire Rescue before the final agreement is brought to Council.

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At the April 11 meeting, council also authorized city staff to move forward with approvals for requests for qualifications, or applications, for the design and construction of both the new police facility and the new public library.

Construction on the Bee Cave Public Library and the joint Bee Cave police/Lake Travis Fire facility is expected to be completed within the next two years, the city said.