West University Place hosting town halls to go over facilities master plan

West University Place is hosting two town hall meetings in April over the future of city facilities. (George Wiebe/Community Impact Newspaper)
West University Place is hosting two town hall meetings in April over the future of city facilities. (George Wiebe/Community Impact Newspaper)

West University Place is hosting two town hall meetings in April over the future of city facilities. (George Wiebe/Community Impact Newspaper)

West University Place is preparing to host two town hall events outlining the city’s facilities master plan.

One meeting will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 6 at the city's community building, 6104 Auden St., West University Place. The second will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 8 at City Hall, 3800 University Blvd., West University Place.

The purpose of the master plan is to improve existing facilities and extend the life cycle of city structures, according to the city's website. Facilities that are being analyzed in the plan include City Hall; the fire and police department buildings; the community building; the public works building; the animal services building; and the city's senior center, library and recreation center.

West University Place City Council has held several workshops dating back to December, during which designs for an upgraded city center and public works campus were narrowed down to two options.

During the town halls, residents will be given the opportunity to provide feedback to city staff and design firm PGAL.



The new facilities are expected to last more than 50 years, satisfying the “long-term needs of the city of West University Place,” according to a city presentation.

By George Wiebe

Reporter, Bellaire/Meyerland/West University

George joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University's College of Mass Communication and Media Arts.