Jersey Village takes first steps toward construction of new city hall building
The Jersey Village City Council is making plans for a new city hall after years of budget surpluses.
The City Council approved the city’s fiscal year budget on September 16 with the goal of starting construction on the new city hall, which would be in the future Village Center development.
Rendering of Jersey Village City Hall
Justin Ray, mayor of Jersey Village, wrote of dilapidated and hazardous conditions in the current city hall in a newsletter earlier this year in which he described black mold and roof leaks. Ray also promoted the economy of scale in incorporating the new city hall into design, engineering, and construction of other structures.
The preliminary plan for the new building features a central corridor that connects different offices for courts, public works, and finance on the first floor. The new council chambers would hold about 150 people, and a conference room would be open to the public.
Parks and recreation, human resources, and information technology departments would be on the second floor along with administration offices.
Construction documents are expected to be complete by the end of September, and work is scheduled to begin in February 2020.