New public works building in the works

Regina Smith, The Creston News Advertiser, Iowa
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Mar. 3—Cory Sharp and Denny Sharp of FEH Design presented conceptual drawings of a proposed new public works building to the Creston City Council during its regular meeting Tuesday via Zoom.

The 18,684 foot building would be built on the same lot as the current public works building at 820 S. Park St.

City Administrator Mike Taylor said this is a step toward determining when and if the city will be able to build a new facility. FEH will now begin preparing cost estimates for the building.

The facility proposed includes five 80-foot bays for the public works department, two bays for the fire department, a shared wash bay, two private offices, a break/training room, and mezzanine space for storage above the office areas,

Taylor said Creston Fire has been looking into having a second location in order to reduce response time. However, at this stage in the planning, nothing has been decided.

Cory Sharp said the city asked FEH to include a separate line item for the fire department bays so the feasibility and costs could be weighed.