The city closed on a sale of the former Pier 1 Imports headquarters building in January 2021 with the goal of consolidating city departments located in 14 buildings into one place.
The new City Hall will include a one-stop shop for resident services, including development and permitting activities, water customer service and more, according to a July 20 news release.
Crews have already done a full roof replacement and made IT infrastructure updates at the 20-story building, the release stated.
Other upgrades include adding a new City Council Chamber facility that will host meetings for elected officials as well as boards and commissions, the release stated. The new council chamber facility is still being designed.
A groundbreaking event for the new council chambers wing is planned for Sept. 15.
The Future City Hall team “has also worked with city staff, elected officials and Fort Worth residents to complete multiple rounds of programming and design elements for the tower, the site, new council chambers and parking expansion,” the release stated.
Crews will also be creating a front lawn at the city hall to host community events and other outdoor activities.
The new City Hall, located at 100 Energy Way along the banks of the Trinity River, is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2024, according to the release.