Lewisville City Council moving ahead with new facilities building

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This rendering shows the new Lewisville Facilities and Fleet Maintenance building that will be constructed on Treatment Plant Road. (Rendering courtesy city of Lewisville)

This rendering shows the new Lewisville Facilities and Fleet Maintenance building that will be constructed on Treatment Plant Road. (Rendering courtesy city of Lewisville)

Lewisville City Council approved an amendment June 21 that allows staff to purchase steel ahead of schedule for its new facilities and fleet maintenance building.

The city’s existing maintenance facility, which was built in 1976, is slated for an upgrade. The $20.1 million project is being funded through certificates of obligation bonds and utility revenue bonds, according to city documents.

Public Services Director Keith Marvin told the council that the cost of steel has tripled in recent months. Consultants advised the city to secure the materials early before the rest of the project goes out for bid to save money, he said.

A bid package for steel was posted in early May. Council voted June 21 to approve a guaranteed maximum price of $816,503 for steel fabrication and delivery for the new facility. Council is expected to vote in September on a full construction contract for the project.

The city’s old animal shelter building on Treatment Plant Road will be demolished to make room for the new facility, documents state.


Construction is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2021. City staffers are tentatively set to move into the new building by the end of 2022.
By Valerie Wigglesworth
Valerie has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She is currently managing editor for DFW Metro for Community Impact Newspaper.


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