The city of West Richland is nearing completion of its new $6.3 million municipal services building across the street from Leona Libby Middle School, which is scheduled to open in August.
It’s an initial step in moving city departments from Van Giesen Street to the south end of town.
The city’s existing buildings at the intersection of Van Giesen and South 38th Avenue will be sold to promote and expand economic development opportunities near the city’s Yakima River gateway.
The new facility includes a 13,990-square-foot administrative building and a 12,960-square-foot maintenance shop. The administrative building includes 3,890 square feet of unfinished office space to someday house the city’s finance department.
The administrative building will house the city’s Public Works Department’s engineering division and Community Development Department’s planning and building divisions. The building also includes a multi-purpose room for staff training, seminars and city council meetings.
The maintenance shop will be used by the public work’s maintenance division, which includes water, sewer, stormwater, parks and streets divisions.
Construction is scheduled to be completed this month. A formal dedication and public tours will be scheduled.
The general contractor is T.W. Clark Construction of Spokane Valley. The architect is Terence L. Thornhill Architect. City engineer Andrew Woodruff oversaw construction administration and inspection.