Outside of Irving City Hall’s north entrance, lush flower beds filled with native grasses and cheery, colorful blossoms line a crisp white concrete path. The sidewalk is freshly cured from the city’s exterior sidewalk, water feature and landscape renovation project.
Irving City Hall, which was built in the 1970s, originally featured concrete fountains and water channels that wove around the north side of the building. Over the decades, the pumps, fountains, pools and piping surpassed their life expectancy, while pavement shifted and was patched for repair. With the safety of residents, visitors and city employees in mind, the Irving City Council approved proceeding with the project in September 2021.
Construction on the project began in the summer and was completed in October. The upgrades to the exterior include landscape, irrigation, drainage, lighting and pavement.
The project is one of many the city has supported to refresh the downtown Irving landmark. In 2021, the exterior painting of City Hall and the adjacent parking garage was completed. As Irving looks toward City Hall’s next chapter, some departments will relocate to other areas of the building or to the adjacent Jack D. Huffman Community Building at 801 W. Irving Blvd. The elevators inside City Hall will also be renovated as part of the facility improvements.