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BUDA, TX — August 28, 2019 — The City of Buda is pleased to announce that our new Municipal Complex was recognized with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) “Best Public Place” award. The ULI recognizes and celebrates projects that achieve excellence in land use practice.
Construction on the City of Buda Municipal Complex was completed in spring of 2018 and it opened to the public in the July of 2018. The 55,000 square foot facility includes City Administrative Offices, City Council Chambers, the Economic Development Corporation office, community multi-purpose space, and an Emergency Operations Center.
“When we set out to design and construct the City of Buda Municipal Complex we wanted the space to truly be a community gathering point,” said City Manager Kenneth Williams. “The lobby is a large shared common space where it can be used for gatherings, or even just to sit and read. Citizens also love the library and utilize the various meeting spaces the facility has to offer.”
Architect firm Page and general contractor JE Dunn lead the project design and construction.
“Our goal as the City of Buda’s construction partner on the new Municipal Complex/Library, Police Station and Parks and Maintenance Building was to build inspiring places for the community and create a great experience for everyone involved,” said Jason Beiter, VP, Project Executive, JE Dunn Construction. “JE Dunn was honored to play a role in these impactful projects and bring to life Buda’s vision for the future.”
“By collocating the library and city hall, it opened the door for us to create a large shared common space; it is a room that we like to call the city’s living room,” Page Project Manager Ginny Chilton said. “It can be used for gatherings before events or for settling in with a cup of coffee and a good read with a view of the trees. There’s no other building like it, because every design decision was inspired by the unique setting, the community and the people of Buda.”