Denton County officials celebrated the opening of the new Lee Walker Government Center across the street from the Precinct 3 Government Center in Lewisville on Friday.
Located at 190 N. Valley Parkway, the single-story building spans 21,762 square feet to accommodate Public Health, WIC and Juvenile Probation.
“We appreciate the patience of everyone who has waited for this facility to open. Both of these buildings were designed with our residents’ convenience in mind,” said Denton County Precinct 3 Commissioner Bobbie Mitchell.
Family members of former Denton County Precinct 3 Commissioner Lee Walker, for whom the building is named, attended the event.
“We want to continue honoring Lee’s commitment to Denton County,” Commissioner Mitchell said. A shadow box honoring her service will be placed inside the lobby.
Denton County Public Health Director Dr. Matt Richardson, Juvenile Probation Director Ken Metcalf and Denton County Judge Andy Eads also spoke before the official ribbon cutting. A reception and tours of the building followed.
“This facility enables us to provide a top-notch level of service in southern Denton County,” said Dr. Richardson.
“We are excited to be in this building where we have additional room to expand our services as needed,” said Metcalf. He introduced Charlie J. Cole Jr., the county’s first adult probation officer and acting juvenile probation officer.
The building’s arched windows and colonnades complement the Precinct 3 Government Center’s design. A large open lobby offers plentiful space for residents awaiting appointments.
“How we deliver county services to you is important to us,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “Ensuring healthy families through disease prevention is a vital part of what we do.”
The project is registered for LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, as is attempting to achieve LEED Silver Certification.