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City leaders plan to spend $30 million renovating (current) City Hall

The city plans to remodel the downtown building into a headquarters for the Fort Worth Police Department Central Patrol.

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The three-story building at 200 Texas Street became City Hall in 1971.

The city plans to spend $30 million to remodel the 1971 City Hall building at 200 Texas St. Earlier this week, City Council approved a $378,000 contract with local design firm Elements of Architecture to start design work.

This is just the initial contract. City leaders expect to add $1.4 million for construction documents and administration services for a $1.8 million-total design phase.

The project will:

  • Consolidate the Fort Worth Police Department Central Patrol division from three other locations to bring between 425 and 572 people into the building
  • Rework the lower level for city functions, such as a potential location for the Central Library
  • Construct a parking structure across Texas Street on the south end of City Hall

The renovation of the City Hall building will begin after 22 city departments — about 1,600 city employees — move to Future City Hall in phases starting later this year.