Seguin: State Water Board Loans $19.5M to Green Valley SUD for New Headquarters
Feature Illustration: A bird’s-eye perspective of the proposed new headquarters complex for the Green Valley Special Utility District.
by Adolfo Pesquera
Seguin (Guadalupe County) — The Green Valley Special Utility District anticipates closing by Sept. 1 on $19,540,000 in financing for a new headquarters that will include about 40,000 square feet of office and warehouse building spaces.
The new complex will be built on a 35,-acre tract that is adjacent to their existing office. The project also includes a new 500,000-gallon ground storage tank and two pumps for Water Plant 11.
The Texas Water Development Board voted Wednesday morning to approve the loan from the state Water Development Fund.
The Green Valley SUD currently operates out of a building that was constructed in 1964. It was designed for half the number of people currently working there; the district has 43 employees.
The new facility is designed to serve the district’s needs for the next 40 to 50 years, based on projected growth.
TSG Architects Inc. of Gonzales has been drafting the architectural documents. Their proposed site plan includes an office building of approximately 15,470 SF and a warehouse of approximately 18,779 SF, the two buildings being separated by a covered walkway. The spacing also allows for future expansion of both buildings.
There would be a gated entrance onto a paved parking lot, with separate parking sections for customers and employees. Toward the rear would be a large concrete paved yard where workers could store pipe and other materials, and a fueling station that includes bays for washing trucks.
By Sept. 1, the engineering report is to be submitted and design phase completed. The project schedule calls for start of construction by Nov. 30, with completion by Oct. 28, 2022.
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