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Posted on: August 19, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City Breaks Ground on New Public Service Center

Photo of construction site with text over announcing the groundbreaking

The City of San Marcos is breaking ground on the new Public Service Center on Clovis Barker Road which will provide a streamlined and centralized location for public utilities, transportation operations, fleet operations, and infrastructure services for the community.

This groundbreaking occurs as current facilities have exceeded capacity for staff levels, fleet vehicles, working warehouse area and materials storage. The new complex will house nearly 250 City employees, including staff from the water, wastewater, electric, traffic, transit, general services, transportation, stormwater, facility maintenance, and conservation teams.

“We incorporated growth forecasts into the design of this building to ensure it will meet our needs as our community and service levels continue to grow,” said Tom Taggart, Director of Public Services. “The facility site plan includes additional expansion opportunities in preparation to serve the projected 2035 City population of 110,000 residents and beyond.”

At the request of the City Council, the building also integrates sustainable design features including 500-kilowatt solar energy panels on two buildings, four 18,000-gallon rainwater capture cisterns, high recycled content building materials, and low-flow plumbing fixtures.

Total design-construction costs for the facility are estimated at $44 million and are being funded through certificates of obligation. The City is working with the following companies to design and build the new facility: Hunt Companies, Lawrence Group, Flintco, LLC, and Jacobs Project Management Company.

Click here to view the official groundbreaking video. Construction completion and City occupancy is scheduled for late 2021.

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