The old Public Works operations facility at 201 Bedford Street was a converted 1800s-era trolley barn that had not been renovated since 1966. The facility was unsafe and inadequate for modern public works operations.
The DPW Facility Debt Exclusion was approved by the residents on June 5, 2007. The cost of the facility was on budget at $27,500,000, which was $3 million less than the original cost estimate. Groundbreaking on the new facility occurred in November of 2007 and despite some obstacles we were able to occupy the building within the proposed time frame.