City of Arlington to Make Improvements to City Tower Following Structural Engineering Assessment
By Susan Schrock, Office of Communication
Posted on April 28, 2022, April 28, 2022

City Tower

Following a proactive structural assessment, the City of Arlington is working with an engineering firm on planned improvements to City Tower.

The City requested a structural and mechanical assessment of the eight-story municipal building at 101 S. Mesquite St. The City Office Tower is home to the Arlington Municipal Court as well as other City departments. The purpose of the assessment is to identify needed repairs or replacement of any components as the City is planning a proposed bond program. The assessment has identified the need to enhance the structural supports on all floors of the building, which was constructed in the 1980s and later purchased by the City. The assessment recommends the City complete the improvements within the next two or three years. Neither the public or the City employees who work there face any imminent safety concerns, according to the report.

 The City’s Asset Management team provided information about the structural assessment and planned improvements to City employees who work in the office building on Thursday.

Next steps include designing the needed improvements and then hiring a contractor to do the work. The City will work to minimize disruption to City services during the construction phase. Once the City determines a timeline for the construction work, it will make that information available.

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