City of Buda Municipal Complex
The City of Buda Municipal Complex is located on Main Street east of downtown. The complex is made up of two buildings–a City Hall and Library Building as well as a Public Safety Building. Situated adjacent to Stagecoach Park, the nine-acre site has a heritage of longhorn ranching, giant oak trees and wildflowers. The buildings are sited to preserve several heritage oak trees and provide a natural landscape responsive to the occasional movement of stormwater through the site. The designs convey a sense of transparency, encouraging residents to observe, participate and engage in the processes that shape their evolving city.
The main building is the home of the Library and City administrative offices, City Council Chambers and the Economic Development Corporation. The 54,683-square-foot, citizen-focused City Hall and Library Building is a central hub for Buda civic life. The building extends the vitality and character of the existing buildings along Main Street. It welcomes those entering the town, preserving and enhancing what is unique and intrinsic to Buda. Within the building, a consolidated customer service area reduces redundancy and confusion, streamlines civic processes and provides flexibility for future growth. The City Hall and Library building will strengthen an already vibrant community. Page worked in collaboration with Dewberry on this project.
The planned Public Safety Building, located northeast of the City Hall & Library, is the home of the Buda Police Department. The 14,420 square-foot building provides easy access at a prominent main entry and a gated enclosure for secure officer parking. The secure yet welcoming reception area allows for public interactions with the Department and a community meeting room for public meetings and interdepartmental training. Showers and locker rooms support the Department’s officers and staff. For quick responses to community needs, the Public Safety Building parking has two egress routes leading to Main Street. The city staff and police department were involved in every step of the design process, helping to tailor the architectural design to fit the multitude of specific needs of the Buda Police Department and creating a space where the BPD can best serve its citizens. Page worked collaboration with Lopez Salas Architects on this project.
The 3,000-square-foot Parks Maintenance Building will serve city staff with Parks office space, storage and a shared break room for Public Works and the Parks Maintenance crew. It is equipped for roof-top solar photovoltaics. The building will be located west of the existing Public Works building on Garison Road. Page is working in collaboration with Lopez Salas Architects on this project.
ULI Austin 2019 Impact Award, Best Public Place
Publications + News
- City of Buda Municipal Complex Opens
- City of Buda Municipal Complex Celebrates Opening of Public Safety Building
- City of Buda Municipal Complex Breaks Ground