31 MAY 2017
New Spring Valley Village City Hall & Police Station Celebrates Grand Opening
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City Staff Gives Public Tour and Celebrates Ribbon Cutting with Time Capsule Ceremony
SPRING VALLEY VILLAGE, TEXAS --
City officials, police officers and Kirksey architects gathered to celebrate the new Spring Valley Village City Hall and Police Station
grand opening on Tuesday, May 23 at 1025 Campbell Road.
The event celebrated the new 18,500 square foot building’s grand opening with remarks from Pastor Rick Minett of Grace Community Church and Spring Valley Village Mayor Tom Ramsey.
Councilman Trey Moeller led the placing of a time capsule in the City Hall foyer during the ceremony.
“Maybe our kids will be here one day when we decide to open it [the time capsule] up,” said Moeller, who shared a short list of some of the items inside, including a Memorial Village newspaper, the grand opening invitation, and a letter written from current Chief of Police Loyd Evans to the future police chief. It is scheduled to be opened in 2055 — one hundred years from the city’s incorporation in 1955.
Kirksey designed the new city hall and police station after a facility assessment of the existing building determined a new facility would better meet future needs. The two-story building includes a council chamber and court room, offices, detention holding cells, a 911 emergency dispatch center and a sally port — a secure, controlled entryway / exit. Over 10 miles of cabling exists throughout the building, bringing much needed technological upgrades to reflect a more modern and secure facility. The building was designed in conjunction with the Spring Valley Village City Park master plan.
The design concept connects the building to nature in various ways: light, shadow, trees and views are key natural qualities that influence the architecture and are integrated into the design. The height and verticality of surrounding trees is echoed throughout the building in the form of well-chosen materials, patterns and textures.
“This new facility will effectively serve the needs of Spring Valley Village for decades to come. In addition to the basic services of city government (police, public works, municipal court and council meetings) the Spring Valley City Hall will be a quality gathering place for our citizens to hold neighborhood association meetings and community dinners,” said Mayor Tom Ramsey. “The practical and cost effective design and construction of the facility in our primary City Park brings much value added benefits to our city.”
Kirksey is a Houston-based, sustainable architecture and interior design firm with more than 29 million sf of LEED® projects in their portfolio. Team-based in structure, Kirksey serves Commercial, Collegiate, Community, pK-12, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Religious, Science & Technology, and Multi-Family Residential markets. For more information, visit www.kirksey.com.