SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) — The Sherman City Council approved measures Tuesday to start planning construction projects for the central fire station and a new city hall.

The central fire station needs a complete overhaul to add space to accommodate more firefighters and update its facilities.

"As the city grows, the fire department needs to grow," said interim Chief Billy Hartsfield. "We need to look at our facilities and figure out what's good for us today, what's good for us 10 years from now, 20, and even 50 years from now."

Rather than construct an entirely new building, the fire station will be rebuilt at its current location. The fire department projects the construction will take around one year.

The other major item the Council considered was the status of the city hall. The current city hall is a repurposed post office that was converted more than two decades ago.

"We reached a point where we're outgrowing the space, and it currently doesn't house necessarily all the city services that you would see in a city hall," said Zachary Flores, executive director of public safety.

The Council passed a motion to engage an architectural firm.

"This contract gets us to coordinate with [the company] to really program what would be needed in a new city hall, how big that would be," Flores said.

This new city hall will be able to handle the growth of city staff as Sherman continues to expand.