DMV to seek state funding for $72M demo, replacement of headquarters
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV)’s Strategic Plan for 2021-2025 includes plans to demolish and replace Building 5 at its Camp Hubbard Campus in Austin. Estimated project cost is $72 million.
Buildings 1 and 5 at Camp Hubbard were built in 1955 and are experiencing multiple infrastructure system failures.
Based on these factors and others such as mold issues, the Texas Facilities Commission determined that the cost of repairing the buildings will exceed the cost of replacing them.
Current building code permits a maximization of the existing space with a five-story structure providing 37,500 square feet per floor. The proposed building would provide gross square footage of 187,500 square feet which is approximately 20,000 square feet larger than the space currently occupied by TxDMV in Buildings 1 and 5.
This project must go before the Texas Legislature as an exceptional item for funding approval. Planning and design phases are scheduled for 2022 to 2023 with a construction timeline of 2024 to 2025.