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WHAT'S BEING BUILT

The project is a 16,000 sq ft facility with offices, driver facilities, maintenance bays a sophisticated bus wash system with 90% water reclamation 12,000 gallon above-ground diesel fuel tank Riverwalk Trail with benches and historical displays parking for 30 buses and 35 cars for staff and the public retention of one storage building (Biodiesel Shop).

CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN

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FLOOR PLAN

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ARTIST'S RENDERINGS

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WHO'S DESIGNING AND BUILDING THE FACILITY?

This facility has been in the design process since 2003, and has been carefully planned. The DVTA is grateful to all the partners below who have contributed to this design:

  • Architect: Maclay Architects, Waitsfield, Vermont
  • Civil engineering: Bannon Engineering, Randolph, Vermont
  • Project Manager: Steve Horton, Walpole, New Hampshire
  • Contractor:Wright Construction, Mount Holly, Vermont
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineer: Pearson & Associates, Stowe, Vermont
  • Structural Engineer: Hardy Engineering, Colchester, Vermont
  • Initial building design: Linesync Architects, Wilmington, Vermont
  • Conceptual consulting: John Redd, Wilmington, Vermont

 

WHAT WILL IT COST AND HOW WILL IT BE FUNDED?

Construction costs
The project budget as of now is $5,058,398
Building $4,100,694
Remediation 171,500
Bus wash 250,000
Vehicle lifts 99,000
Garage equipment 83,000
Fuel system 89,000
Furniture, fixtures 56,000
Systems - phone, video, computer, etc. 32,000
Final design & engineering 160,713
Closing costs 16,491
Total costs $5,058,398
Funding for the construction portion of the project:
State of Good Repair Grant - Federal Transit Administration $3,084,831
Senator Leahy Earmark (portion, total was $584,400) 152,606
Vermont Agency of Transportation State Funds 600,000
Vermont Agency of Transportation Federal Funds 44,393
US Environmental Protection Agency Grant 100,000
US Environmental Protection Agency Loan 71,500
The KeyBank Construction Loan/US Dept. of Agriculture 915,169
DVTA Funds 87,399
Wilmington Fund  2,500
Total Funding $5,058,398
Total cost for this project before construction:
Architect $335,550
Engineer 128,009
Owner Rep 22,960
Permits 94,868
Site Work 22,397
Hazmat removal 327,960
Advertising 4,619
Bank/Legal 21,222
Studies 234,769
Total $1,192,354

 

STORYBOARD OF WHAT'S HAPPENED SO FAR


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SCHEDULE

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MILESTONE DATES

  • Move into the garage portion: late November
  • Move into the office portion: late December
  • Final landscaping: May 2015
  • Tear down Silo: late July 2014
  • Tear down existing garage: Jan-Feb 2015
  • Riverwalk available for public use: June 2015
  • Soil remediation complete: May 2015
  • Building remediation complete: Jan 2015

 

REMEDIATION PLANS

The BRELLA program also provides access to remediation funding. The DVTA is fortunate to receive a $100,000 EPA Grant administered by the Windham Regional Commission, as well as a $71,500 EPA low-interest loan serviced by the Brattleboro Savings & Loan and the WRC.

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