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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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    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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