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.
− Demolish 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.
200 N. Main:
− Consolidate land records from lower level to 1st floor
− Remodel lower level to accommodate administrative offices for County department(s)
220 N. Main:
− Repurpose space in garden level, including redesigning conference room space
110 N. Fourth:
− Relocate the Office of Community and Economic Development, Office of Infrastructure Management, and the Public Defender to appropriate leased and County owned space (to accommodate the Adult MI project below)
− Redesign LRC as a full conference center, providing County owned space for large and small meetings
− Service Center Parking improvements, including adding 110 new spaces, rebuilding the lot between the LRC and courthouse, and resurfacing entry drive off Hogback
Location to be Determined:
− Determine location and develop Specialty Vehicle Storage for Sheriff and other departments
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). These projects will be funded entirely by WCHO.
− Build out and move Adult MI program staff (CSTS) to entire Annex building
− Repurpose vacated space at 2140 Ellsworth for Youth and Family Services
− Relocate all service delivery units to 1st floor of Towner II