Plans for an extended Police Department and library are in the works for Spring Hill. These have been long term goals of the city leadership.
On Tuesday night the Board of Mayor and Alderman saw, for the first time, resolutions allowing for the selection of architects for the projects.
“Our library has one of the highest circulations of any similar size library in the State of Tennessee,” Jon Baughman, Planning Director, stated. “Last year, more than 416,000 items were checked out. The demand of services by the citizens continues at a high rate. An expanded library facility would enhance greatly the ability of the citizens to satisfy their needs. The Spring Hill Rising study pointed to the need of a new library facility.”
The city narrowed firms down to three finalists from around the country. From those, HBM Architects of Cleveland, OH was selected as best qualified to provide the design and construction over vision in the development of a new public library facility for Spring Hill.
BOMA will vote in two weeks on Sept. 19 to set pay schedules for the project.
The project is expected to cost $10 million. The architecture firm will be paid between $900,000 and $1 million.
It will be built on the site of the current structure at 144 Kedron Parkway.
For a new police headquarters, which will be built next to city hall, Architect Design Group of Dallas was recommended out of four firms who put in bids.
The city will vote to pay $758,000 for designing the structure. It will be between 31,000 to 38,000 square feet.
The design and development phase will last through June 2018 and construction will begin.