City dedicates new Public Works Center
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
In anticipation of the continued growth of the City of Belton, city officials officially dedicated the City of Belton's new Public Works Center located on Holland Road last Thursday.
"It was a really thoughtful approach by the council to allow us to acquire the site and give us some growing room," City Manager Sam Listi said. "It was an unusual opportunity for us and we're really glad to have it."
The new location includes streets, drainage, garage, building maintenance, sign shop and utilities.
"Our current site was just 5 acres and this one is 10, so it gives us a lot of room for growth," Listi said.
The new site came available after the Texas Department of Transportation's relocation to a new facility along Loop 121. Initially the funds were approved in 2007 in the amount of $450,000 to rehab the former center on Avenue D. The Belton City Council then seized the opportunity and purchased the site from TxDOT at a cost of $294,000 and the total cost of construction was $962,328.
The City worked with Architectural Edge, Vangaurd Contractors and Heart of Texas Landscaping on the construction and look of the new public works center.
Listi said the new facility will serve Belton for many years to come.
"This site will serve for many, many years especially with the anticipated growth of the city over the next few decades," Listi said.