WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - A historic Wichita Falls building that is almost a century old is being evaluated for renovations.
Wichita Falls City Council members approved a resolution to contract an engineering and architectural company, Bundy, Young, Sims and Potter (BYSP) Architects for a restoration and feasibility evaluation.
Three columns on the building's west wing are sinking and changes need to be made to HVAC and piping system, Blake Jurecek, Wichita Falls information system manager, told city council members.
"The study is to really tell us here's a solution if you want to renovate and what needs to be done, that dollar figure and if it is it acceptable to the public," Mayor Stephen Santellana said. "[The other option is] to build another facility and save the public some money or if the cost is even greater is there a better use of money."
The study will cost more than $380,000. The last time Wichita Falls Memorial Auditorium was renovated was 1964. It became home to Wichita Falls City Hall the year prior.