August 4, 2017

Temple,TX-Temple Economic Development Corporation (Temple EDC) and Temple Chamber of Commerce participated in  the  groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of their new office building Santa Fe Business Center at Santa Fe Plaza on August 4, 2017.  The Santa Fe Plaza is a multi-functional plaza anchored by the Santa Fe Depot and flanked by the new Santa Fe Business Center and Temple ISD’s new administrative building.

The 34,000-square-foot Santa Fe Business Center, a part of a $30 million dollar redevelopment of the Santa Fe Plaza, is a $9 million-dollar capital investment project in Downtown Temple. The project is a partnership between the Temple Economic Development Corporation and the Temple Chamber of Commerce. Workforce Solutions of Central Texas will move into the facility as a tenant.

“The redevelopment of the Santa Fe Plaza, with two new office buildings and almost 300 jobs staying downtown and on the Plaza, will have a transformative, game-changing impact on not just downtown Temple, but Temple as a whole.” said Temple EDC Board of Directors Chairman David Nix.”

“The City of Temple has been committed to this project for a number of years thru the Reinvestment Zone #1, it is very rewarding to see construction on buildings taking place after our focus has been on land acquisitions, utility relocation, and infrastructure improvements for so long.” said Mayor Pro Tem Tim Davis.

“The co-location of the Chamber, TEDC and Workforce into one building will bring tremendous synergies for the organizations and for their business customers and clients. The green space and events venue around the Plaza will bring a new dimension to downtown and to Temple. We are proud to be part of a project that in its entirety represents approximately $30 million in capital investment in Downtown Temple.” Said Temple Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Chairman Randy Ramsey.

The project team for the office building includes Stantec, Architect & Structural Engineers; American Constructors, Construction Manager; KPA Engineers, Civil Engineers and Hendrix Consulting Engineers, MEP Engineer. The project is financed by Central National Bank, Extraco Banks, First State Bank Central Texas, Texas First State Bank, Texell Credit Union and Union State Bank.