On May 1, the city of West Lake Hills will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of its new municipal complex.

The two-story, 17,000-square-foot building will be located at 4010 Bee Caves Road and house a new police department, administrative offices and council chambers.

Get involved

The groundbreaking ceremony is planned for May 1 from 11 a.m.-noon The event will be free and open to the public.

Mayor Linda Anthony, city officials and designers from Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects and SpawGlass will speak at the event.

In the event of poor weather conditions, the alternative event time is set for May 2 at 11a.m.

Some background

In 2021, the city passed a $13.2 million bond package to help fund the creation of the new complex.

The existing West Lake Hills City Hall located at 911 Westlake Drive was originally built in 1983 and no longer complies with building codes, according to the city's website. The structure also shows signs of deterioration and decay.

In 2022, council authorized the purchase of the Faith Bible Church and demolition on the building began in April to make way for the new complex.

Looking ahead

The complex is expected to be completed by fall 2025, said Jennifer Bills, director of building and development services.

The old city hall will be redeveloped, and a request for proposal will be published after the May elections, Bills said.