Houston Police Department Headquarters Renovation
In February 1995, the Houston City Council voted unanimously to retain Hines as development manager for the renovation of the 28-story former Houston Natural Gas building. The city purchased the 575,000-square-foot building in December 1994 to house the new Houston Police Department headquarters. The building, formerly known as the Entex Building, was originally constructed in 1967. A later renovation in 1988 involved the installation of a new central plant.
The $21 million renovation, completed in October 1997, included significant interior demolition and asbestos abatement, base building code and ADA modifications, and the construction of approximately 450,000 square feet of tenant improvements. Unique programmatic requirements involved a 40,000-square-foot, three-floor crime lab, a 20,000-square-foot fitness center, a 5,000-square-foot voice/data room and a 10,000-square-foot, 24-hour emergency tactical command center. Hines was also retained as interim property manager during the design and construction of the renovation.
Travis Street between Dallas and Polk streets in downtown Houston
Net Rentable Area
575,000 sq. ft.
(53,418 sq. m.)
Typical Floor Size
16,500 sq. ft.
(1,533 sq. m.)
Houston Police Department