The city of Southlake green-lighted plans to construct a municipal service center and public safety training tower at 1630 Brumlow Ave.

During the June 4 council meeting, a zoning change and site plan were approved that will support the city’s Public Works' operations. The primary building will be the administrative building, which is 21,000 square feet and located along Brumlow Avenue. There will be a 50-foot training tower for the Department of Public Safety’s use as well as a 17,000-square-foot building for vehicle and material storage, according to the presentation during the meeting.

The background

RPGA Design Group Inc. presented the plan to council, which voted for it 6-0. The planning and zoning commission approved the request on April 18, and the first reading on May 7 was tabled due to a medical emergency during the council meeting. The first reading was approved by council, 7-0, on May 21.

The 12.5-acre tract is located between Continental Avenue and SH 26. The land is next to a proposed mixed-use development called Brumlow East that was heard at the same June 4 meeting but voted down by council.

What you need to know

According to city documents, the site will be accessible 24/7, and large equipment and vehicles will be stored at the facility. In addition, there will be a fuel depot and an electric vehicle charging station.

The utility billing department would also relocate there from its location inside Southlake City Hall. The public works administration is also housed at city hall, while the operation division is at 1950 E. Continental Blvd.

The primary access point will be along Brumlow Avenue with a future connection planned for Southwestern Street, according to city documents. That would have limited and city-only access, said Dennis Killough, director of planning and development services.