Plans for the Future City Hall in Fort Worth, TX
See full article by FTW Today here.
The City of Fort Worth’s plan to consolidate all 13 city buildings into a newly renovated skyrise downtown is moving forward. City leaders approved the final design for the new addition of Future City Hall + we’re breaking down the details.
The big move
City officials are moving from 200 Texas Street to 100 Energy Way downtown — just a few blocks northwest.
In January 2021, the city announced the ~$70 million purchase of the iconic 20-story Pier 1 Imports headquarters, a high rise that defines the skyline of the west side of Fort Worth. The glass tower is about 160,000 sqft bigger than the current space + sits on 11.9 acres overlooking the Trinity River.
The city worked with residents to ensure the design met community needs. Requests included public green space, sustainable and cost-efficient building, and a nod to the Trinity River’s original path running through the site. Here’s what to expect for the project.
- Future City Hall | The project will involve the redesign of nine floors to accommodate higher occupancy + provide a more flexible floor plan. The design intends to foster a welcoming environment with hybrid workstations. Once the renovation is complete, it’s expected to nearly double the current capacity.
- The Porch | Along with upgrades in the former Pier 1 tower, the city is adding additional space for new council chambers. In the spring, city leaders approved “The Porch” — a concept meant to be a nod to the welcoming nature of porches. The two-story building will feature plenty of shaded areas, outdoor gathering spaces, and a pathway along the Trinity.
Construction has already begun on the $100 million renovation of the Future City Hall + construction on the council chambers is expected to begin in September of this year. City council plans to hold its first meeting in the new building in the fall of 2023.
Location Mentioned: Fort Worth City Hall