The city of Bee Cave will take the next steps toward constructing a new police building and library at the April 11 City Council meeting if council authorizes city staff to consider requests for qualifications, or applications, for the design and construction of the buildings.


Authorizing city staff to move forward with approvals for requests for qualifications would allow city staff to reach a wide pool of applicants as soon as possible and would help keep the two projects on track, according to city documents.

Agreements with potential companies who will design and construct the buildings will be brought to council after the evaluation process, city officials said.

The background

The new police building will be located in the same location as the existing building at 13333 W. Hwy. 71, Bee Cave, and will be a 17,600-square-foot, two-story building with offices for administrative use, evidence processing and storage, records retention, holding for short-term detention of arrested individuals, an investigations area, interview and interrogations rooms, and more.

The new facility is estimated to cost between $12 million-$13 million and will come from the general fund of the city, with the intent to reimburse the general fund once bond funds come in, Garza said. The project is expected to be complete in approximately two years.

The new public library will be an approximately 24,000-square-foot, three-story building. New amenities will include offices for administrative use, a separate work area for technical services, checkout desks on both floors, reference desks on both floors, floor and shelf space for over 45,000 books, and laptop docking work stations.

The anticipated location for the new library is 13308 Hwy. 71, Bee Cave, adjacent to Bee Cave Central Park, and will be in the vicinity of The Backyard development, which is anticipated to open in 2024.