The DVTA is planning to build a home on its 9.5-acre site in Wilmington.
Site of the former Barnboard Factory, the building will feature all of our offices, drivers and mechanics under one roof - complete with modern maintenance and operational facilities. The building and site work will cost roughly $4 million, of which around $3,084,831 million is a federal grant and the remaining $915,169 will be financed by the USDA and our partner, The Key Bank.
In 2009 Senator Leahy procured the first $584,400 of the requested $3 million in federal funds. This enabled us to tear down the old factory, clean up the site, and hire an architect to final design our facility. Our engineer Mark Bannon has helped us secure most of our permits, with only a few key permits remaining.
The site features access to two recreational trails - the Hoot, Toot & Whistle Trail and the proposed Riverwalk Trail. One and perhaps two sections of the old factory will remain including a storage and biodeisel production building.
The building will feature several maintenance bays, an automated bus wash using recycled water, driver facilities, offices, a fueling station and a barn-like design to maintain the MOOver theme. We hope to start construction in the summer of 2013 and move in during the spring/summer of 2014. We are grateful for Senator Leahy's and the community's support, and we hope the facility will secure the region's public transportation future services.