BTU Expected to Move Downtown to New North Bryan Office in 2023 | Local News


He said he doesn’t see the change creating much of a problem because customers have less of a need to go in person to pay their bills. Customers can pay their bills online, by phone, at kiosks throughout the community, and at drive-thru points. The service can also be configured remotely.

“We’re right there in North Bryan; we’re right off Texas Avenue, so most people don’t really feel like we’re moving that far, ”Werley said. “There will be a few people who have always walked into the lobby here over the past 50 years and I’m sure they won’t like the change, but our traffic in the lobby has dropped significantly since COVID, and our lobby has tend to have very few people at a time so we just don’t see this as a huge issue for the community.

He expects the groundbreaking to take place in the first quarter of 2022, and with a 16-month construction schedule, he said, it is expected to open in the third quarter of 2023. The city has budgeted $ 20 million. dollars for the new installation.

Bryan-based SZH Architecture will lead construction with Collier Construction of Brenham serving as the project’s construction management company, he said.

He said BTU’s current location on 28th Street near Bryan Town Hall could be used in the future for needed city expansion, saying it made more sense for BTU to move instead. than placing other municipal services further from the town hall.

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