City officials raised the Fort Worth flag Tuesday on a 20-story building that will be the new City Hall next year.
Fort Worth closed on the building on Jan. 27. The purchase price was $69.5 million, and renovations will bring the total estimated project budget to $100 million. Renovations will include constructing new public meeting spaces and reconfiguring offices.
The former Pier 1 Imports headquarters building, at 100 Energy Way, is a landmark glass tower that commands the skyline on the west side of Fort Worth’s Downtown. The building is situated on an 11.9-acre site overlooking the Trinity River.
An interdepartmental steering team of city employees will guide visioning, programming and transition for the new City Hall, current City Hall and several other city-owned and leased buildings in Downtown and Near Southside.
The team will be assisted by a project management consultant, who will then hire an architect and construction manager-at-risk to complete renovations at the new City Hall. The business equity goal is 10% for project management.
Move-in is expected to begin in 2022.