City of San Antonio Space Analysis for the Consolidation of City Facilities
The City of San Antonio previously has administrative personnel and departments located in multiple different leased sites scattered around the downtown area of San Antonio. An unsolicited opportunity was presented to the City to consolidate the administrative staff and departments into a single building adjacent to City Hall. This move would bring together more than 1,400 city employees currently housed in 7 leased facilities into a single office tower.
Facility Programming and Consulting was contracted by the City of San Antonio to engage with each department identified to be relocated and quantify their staffing levels and space needs. A secondary element to the project was to develop a set of office space standards to apply across each of the city departments.
The effort confirmed that the City of San Antonio could consolidate its administrative staff into a single building, the original Frost Bank Tower. The consolidation reduces their square footage requirements by a minimum of 20% (depending on the final configuration of the building) and reduces their facility costs by eliminating 7 different sites.