Trophy Club staff and police are one step closer to their new facility.
The town closed on a 5.56-acre piece of land for $1.35 million on May 4 for the site of a future joint police station and town hall, according to the town. The land sits along the east side of Trophy Wood near Texas 114.
The coming facility has been in the works for years. Voters first rejected the original bond proposal in 2013 for the new facility, and approved a less expensive plan last year.
The current facility sits on property owned by the Trophy Club Municipal Utility District. Town staff has been in the building since 1985, and an addition was built in 2006. Since then the population has doubled in size and “more space is needed not only for staff, but also for community and governmental meetings, voting, classes and programs,” according to a news release.
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The current police station, built in 1995, was supposed to be a temporary building. It’s also on the land that the Municipal Utility District says is needed for a future ground water storage tank.
The town plans for the new facility to last 30-50 years, and it says it will be near hotels, destination restaurants, Baylor Medical Center and professional offices.
The Council had allotted $2.5 million for property acquisition, and Town Manager Stephen Seidel said in a prepared statement that he was pleased the town is spending more than $1 million less than that on its new property.
The Town Council is working on evaluating layouts, and the facility will be designed by GSBS Architects.