Richardson to seek CMAR for library, City Hall renovations in early 2023
Richardson officials anticipate beginning procurement for a construction manager at risk (CMAR) in the second quarter of 2023 on renovations to both the city’s library and City Hall.
Voters approved a $64 million bond proposition in November 2021 that included $36.1 million for library renovations and $22.4 million for work on the first phase of a City Hall project.
Richardson City Hall and Library
Construction on City Hall will be divided into four phases to renovate existing staff areas and expand employee workspaces into the building’s Grand Hall. In addition, the city will create a central help desk for visitors, enhance security, renovate restrooms, and expand as needed to meet accessibility and facility needs. It will undertake other projects designed to improve overall operational efficiencies through updates to the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in addition to technology updates.
The scope of the library project features open floor plans, configurable learning rooms, and technology for study and co-working groups for uses that were not in existence when the building opened in 1970. Other improvements include upgrades to heating and air conditioning, and plumbing systems, new stairways, and new centralized bathrooms. The library security and technology systems will also be upgraded.
Construction is expected to begin in 2023 on both buildings.