The two-story, 20,000-square-foot Beverly Hills Public Works warehouse at 9357 W. Third St. is slated for completion sometime in November, according to city officials.
Approved in July 2012 by the city council, the facility is slated to provide efficient storage inside and outside for materials compared to its 60,000-square-foot space previous used at the northwest corner of Foothill Road and Third Street. The new facility also includes offices.
The total construction costs are approximately $8.4 million and a contingency is nearly $400,500. Culver City-based RTK Architects was awarded a bid for architectural and engineering design and C.W. Driver, based on North Hollywood and Pasadena, was awarded the bid for construction services.
According to Public Information Officer Therese Kosterman, the work is coming within budget.
The Public Works department's emergency operations center will be headquartered here, as well as the storage of engineering documents, offices and unassigned future space for city uses.
There's also an underground tunnel connecting the building to the Third Street parking structure.