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January 17, 2019

Bids sought for $5M water district maintenance facility

Image from North City Water District [enlarge]
The site in Shoreline would have buildings for staff and equipment.

The North City Water District in Shoreline is seeking a general contractor for a new facility for its maintenance and operations staff, equipment and supplies.

It has been operating out of the same facility at 16906 15th Ave. N.E. since the mid-1940s.

Over the years, the district made a number of efforts to acquire a site for a new maintenance facility. Finally, in 2013, it purchased 3.2 acres at 15555 15th Ave. N.E. from a church for $3.2 million.

The district has been working with Wagner Architects of Seattle to redesign the site.

Plans call for an administrative and shop building, a drive-thru vehicle wash building, and a decant facility, which is for dirt and spoils related to water main construction and maintenance.

The estimated contract amount is $5 million.

Bids are due to the North City Water District by Feb. 12. Pre-bid conferences are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24 and Jan. 30.

See the public notice in the Jan. 16 DJC for more information.

Site work is being completed by New West Development under a separate contract. Work is nearly finished, with only a biorentention pond left to be constructed.

“We are hopeful that the site is clear of unknowns and (we can) get a better bid,” said Commissioner Ron Ricker in a statement.

“Ideally, we would love to build all the structures at one time. The design is good, clean and simple to fit within the community. A good contractor could transform the site into a site North City Water District can utilize for years to come.”

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