Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect the amended professional services agreement approved by West Lake Hills City Council, not the guaranteed maximum price as the previous version stated.

West Lake Hills City Council amended the professional services agreement with Brinkely Sargent Wiginton, Inc. for the design of the new municipal complex to add an additional $314,000 after unanimous council approval at a Feb. 28 meeting.

In a nutshell

The approved amendment to the agreement with Brinkley Sargent Wiginton, Inc.—the architects for the project—had an original budget of $11,672,700, according to city documents.

The design development budget the city had allocated for the project is $17,062,566, so the additional cost added to the agreement has no excess budget impacts, according to city officials.

The majority of the additional costs are associated with site work, according to city documents.

West Lake Hills Mayor Linda Anthony said the additional unanticipated costs were associated with a larger scope of work, especially as it pertains to drainage flow areas to contain water runoff.

The backstory

The amendment is the third in regard to the design contract for the municipal complex project, with the first adding $7,650 in 2023 for subsurface utility engineering services by 4Ward Land Surveying. The second amendment added a total of $34,407.50, also in 2023, for subcontractor services, according to city documents.

The second amendment included: