The City of Lacombe will have a new Public Works building constructed in 2023.
City council approved the construction, and necessary borrowing bylaw, during their July 11 council meeting.
Bylaw 492, which passed second and third reading, will allow the city to borrow $5 million to go towards the contract with the remainder to come from the provincial Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) grant.
Total expected costs for the project will are estimated to come in around $10.65 million.
The new facility is to be constructed on a 9.1 acre site in the Len Thompson Industrial Park and will be in between 27,000 and 30,000 sq. ft.
Public Works currently operates out of an 18,500 sq. ft. facility located on 56 Avenue. The building has seen many renovations and upgrades over the years with the oldest parts of the building dating back to 1957. The building was added to in 1968 and then again in 1982.
According to Michelle Pierson, marketing coordinator with the city, replacing the Public Works building has been a priority for the city and planning for the project has been in the works since around 2012 or 2013.