The Manvel City Council has approved a debt issuance of $35 million to fund the construction of a new Police Station, a Community Services building, and an expansion to the current City Hall. The majority of the funding from this issuance will be utilized in constructing a state-of-the-art Police Station, which will satisfy the needs of the rapidly growing department.
The new Police Station will cover an area of 45,000 square feet and is designed to withstand the test of time, estimated to serve the department and the community for the next 50 years. The station will accommodate the essential functions of the department and provide ample space for officers and staff to continue to provide the excellent level of service the Manvel community has come to expect from the department.
The Community Services building will have two wings - an Administrative Building, approximately 7,500 square feet in size, to house administrative staff and department leadership, and a Maintenance Shop, approximately 12,700 square feet, to accommodate the department's fleet of service vehicles, storage, and workspace for public works operations.
The expansion to City Hall is still in the conceptual stages, but the city anticipates all facilities will be completed within the next three years.
Mayor Debra Davison expressed excitement following the project's approval, stating, "Our police officers and Community Services staff deserve to work in safe, modern facilities that are equipped to meet the needs of our growing community." The City Council approved the project funding during the April 3, 2023, Council meeting.
"We know that this is a significant investment, but it is an investment in public safety— one which we as a council take very seriously," said Davison. "City Council is committed to being good stewards of the resources our community has entrusted to us, and we're confident that these projects will positively impact Manvel for years to come."
Design renderings for the Police Station and Community Services building can be found on the city's website at cityofmanvel.com/projects.