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Space Plan 2013/2014

Infrastructure Management, in partnership with key stakeholders and department leaders, evaluated all County space, both owned and leased. The evaluation included a review of individual departmental operations, current floor plans, and programmatic operational efficiencies and effectiveness of infrastructure support. Infrastructure Management recommended to and received approval from the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners for the following space adjustments.

Juvenile DetentionJuvenile Detention2260-2270 Platt Road:

− Demolished the Old Juvenile Center
− Redevelop the Platt Road site to design a multi-use site for affordable housing, alternative engergy solutions, and county offices.
− Develop a steering committee comprised of key stakeholders and subject matter experts to provide guidance on key issues, policies and procedures, resource allocation and budgetary contstraints.  Any decisions requiring program directions will be presented to the board of Commissioners for authorization to proceed. 

Demolition Next Steps

  • Wrap up demolition and removal of concrete

  • Follow up landscaping work in the spring

  • Expected completion 1st quarter of 2014

2270 Platt Rd.Platt Rd Demo

200 N. Main:

− Consolidate land records from lower level to 1st floor
− Remodel lower level to accommodate administrative offices for County department(s)

200 N. Main LL Conference

Clerks scanning and remodel

  • Clerk has started scanning documents

  • Initial concept plan approved by Clerk

  • Expected completion TBD


220 N. Main:

− Repurpose space in garden level, including redesigning conference room space 


110 N. Fourth Avenue:

-Build out and move Adult MI program staff (CSTS) to entire Annex building and relocate the departments below to appropriate leased and County owned space (to accommodate the Adult MI project)

AnnexCity Center Bldg

Annex Building/City Center Building 

    • The Public Defender will move to the City Center Building located at 220 E. Huron Street
    • The Office of Community and Economic Development will move to the Eastern County Government Center (ECGC) located at 415 W. Michigan Ave. 
    • Office of Infrastructure Management will move to the City Center Building located at 220 E. Huron Street 


City Center Building Public Defender space under construction

SC Sign

Service Center:

− Service Center Parking improvements, including adding 110 new spaces, rebuilding the lot between the LRC and courthouse, and resurfacing entry drive off Hogback −Redesign LRC as a full conference center, providing County owned space for large and small meetings

Service Center parking lot project to resume in Spring 2014

    • New light poles – ordered and waiting for install this winter

    • Top coat of asphalt on the West side of the existing lot

    •  Improvements to the entry road from Hogback rd

    • Expected completion 2nd quarter

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Service Center Parking Lot During/After Construction


These projects total an estimated cost of $5 Million, including contingencies for each project. These projects will be funded through a use of $2.2 Million in County Fund Balances and $2.8 Million in Capital Reserves.  In addition to the Space Plan Projects above, Infrastructure Management will be completing the following projects in partnership with the Washtenaw Community Health Organization (WCHO) to improve service delivery for Community Support and Treatment Services (CSTS).

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