In 2018, Cattaraugus County’s existing Franklinville DPW Facility was tragically destroyed by fire. As a result of this unfortunate event, the County’s 10 plow trucks stationed at this location worked out of a temporary facility to maintain County Streets during the winter of 2018/2019. It was essential that the plow trucks had a new facility before the winter of 2019/2020, creating an emergency expedited schedule of around 10 months to restore service. This is an essential facility for the community, and an extended project schedule was not an option.
Wendel, starting with an in-depth Immersion workshop, was retained to expeditiously design and construct a replacement facility for this location that consists of a one-story, 14,500 sf conventionally framed structure clad with insulated metal roof and wall panels.
The building was re-oriented on site so the truck bay doors are facing away from prevailing winds. The building program consists of 10 plow truck bays with a centrally located, masonry enclosed administrative area with offices, locker rooms, restrooms, break room, mechanical room, storage room, 2 pick-up truck bays and a mezzanine for storage.
Site work includes new utility services, a fueling facility for diesel, gasoline and DEF dispensing, parking for approximately 20 vehicles and a concrete apron in front of the truck bays.