The new facility is located south of the Arrowhead Mobile Home Park on an extension of Prospect Drive on the city’s southwest side. The structure is adjacent to the new U.S. Highway 30 Expressway.
The state I-Jobs Flood Mitigation Program paid a total of $729,500 of the building cost. It replaces the city shop building on West Ross Street which was subject to flooding from the nearby Deer Creek. that building was built in the mid-1960s to replace a city maintenance facility located south of the present Toledo Fire Station.
The new building is “green” in design. Dave Stoklasa, engineer with Snyder and Associates, Cedar Rapids, said the new building will feature a heat pump and solar technology.
The new Toledo Public Works Building can be toured Saturday morning, March 12. The $1.1 million project was reported “99.8 complete” by a spokesperson for Prairie Construction on March 2. Chronicle/John Speer
TO GO NFO:
What:Open House for new Toledo Public Works Building
When:Saturday, March 12- ribbon cutting-9:45 a.m.- Open house- 10 a.m.-noon
Where:South Prospect Drive, SW Toledo.