Center is a combined Solid Waste & Fleet maintenance facility
Marlene Feist, Utilities Communications Manager, (509) 625-6505
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 3:25 p.m.
Later this month, the City of Spokane will host a grand opening and provide tours of its new combined Solid Waste Management & Fleet maintenance facility, known as the Spokane Central Service Center. The celebration is set for Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. at the new building at 915 N. Nelson.
Among other things, the new facility will enable the City to convert its solid waste fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG) from diesel fuel, a move that’s both environmentally and financially responsible. The City already has received its first CNG trucks and has put a couple into service.
Construction on the two-story, 57,500-square-foot Nelson Service Center began in the spring of 2014. The $16.5 million facility is located on the south side of a 32-acre, City-owned site in the Chief Garry Park Neighborhood that’s west of Nelson and north of Broadway.
The City used a design-build approach for the facility. Garco Construction and Bernardo Wills Architects LLC, both of Spokane, are the building’s contractor and designer. This is the first design-build project undertaken by the City. The City selected the design-build approach to speed construction time and maintain better control over costs.
Overall, the center will:
The City anticipates that it will generate savings over time to cover most of the cost of construction, including operational efficiencies, reduced maintenance costs, and fuel savings from converting its Solid Waste fleet from diesel fuel to compressed natural gas. The City expects to convert that fleet over a seven-year period. Once the entire solid waste fleet is replaced, fuel savings could total up to $1 million annually.