The Lubbock City Council voted yesterday to move forward with plans to turn the former Omni Building, now called Citizen's Tower, into a new City Hall building. According to KFYO News, the Lubbock Police also get a new building.

The city finalized the purchase of Citizen’s Tower in late-November for $1.2 million and authorized a resolution authorizing City Manager James Loomis to execute a request for quotation for Citizen’s Tower and the Lubbock City Hall Complex at the first December council meeting. The request for quotation is a process that will determine how to best utilize space and includes a bidding process.

The Lubbock Police Department is slated to receive the Lubbock City Hall Complex to replace their ailing headquarters. Previously the council had considered relocating the headquarters to Citizen’s Tower, but Assistant Police Chief Greg Stevens said the layout of the current city hall better matched the department’s needs.

Not only will City Hall move into Citizen's Tower, but other city departments will as well. What do you think of this plan?