Marlene Feist, Utilities Communications Manager, No Phone Number Available
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
After talking about plans for a new combined solid waste and fleet management facility for months, we're excited to show off some renderings that depict what the building is expected to look like.
The City has announced that the team of Garco Construction and Bernardo Wills Architects LLC is the anticipated winner of the design-build contract for the new facility, currently known as the Nelson Service Center. The Council is expected to vote on the contract, worth about $14 million, with the Garco team on Dec. 16.
The Garco team proposal includes these different views of the building and how it will sit on the site. The Nelson Service Center will be located on the southeast corner of a 32-acre, City-owned site at 909 N. Nelson in the Chief Garry Park Neighborhood. With this new building, the City is seeking to create operational efficiencies and long-term savings.
The center will:
The City anticipates that it will generate savings over 10 years to cover most of the cost of construction, including $2 million from operational efficiencies and about $7 million from converting its Solid Waste fleet from diesel fuel to compressed natural gas. The City expects to convert that fleet over a 10-year period. Once the entire solid waste fleet is replaced, fuel savings could total up to $1 million annually.
This is the first design-build project undertaken by the City of Spokane. Under the design-build concept, a single architect/construction team is hired to manage the project from design through construction, following a competitive process. The City selected the design-build approach to speed construction time and maintain better control over costs.
Construction on the facility is expected to begin in the spring.
Visit the Nelson Service Center project page for updates and more information.