The city of Spokane has begun construction of its $14 million combined Solid Waste Management & Fleet maintenance facility, known as the Nelson Service Center, at 915 N. Nelson.
The center will allow the city to convert solid waste trucks to compressed natural gas from diesel fuel, to save money and operate more efficiently.
Work on the two-story, 57,500-square-foot service center is expected to continue until summer or early fall of 2015.
It's on the south side of a 32-acre, city-owned parcel in the Chief Garry Park Neighborhood.
This is the city's first major use of a design-build project. Garco Construction and Bernardo Wills Architects LLC, both of Spokane, are the building’s contractor and designer.
That option was chosen to speed construction and maintain better control over costs.