Calif. County Approves $10M Fleet Facility

January 29, 2015

Map showing proposed locations of new fleet facilities courtesy of Sonoma County.
Map showing proposed locations of new fleet facilities courtesy of Sonoma County.

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has approved a new $9.95 million maintenance facility for the fleet operation that's being displaced by a new state courthouse, according to county records.

Supervisors kicked off the project by approving a $398,000 contract for San Francisco-based Kwan Henmi Architects to design the new facility, which would be built on a vacant 2.7-acre county-owned lot on Russell Avenue in Santa Rosa.

The new facility will be about 21,900 square feet with about 138 parking stalls. The fleet operation will maintain a separate motor pool for about 60 vehicles at a second central location at Ventura Avenue.

The county must relocate its fleet management division by April of 2016 to make room for the state's new $173 million courthouse.

The current facility houses Fleet Light Operations, Fleet Administration, and the Transportation and Public Works (TPW) Materials Lab. Fleet staff began searching for a potential relocation site in early 2011, before the state's courthouse was delayed by budget issues.

The county has identified six funding sources for the project, including $5.12 million from fleet property sales proceeds; $2.7 million from a fiscal-year 2015/2016 general fund appropriation; $900,000 in previously funded relocation monies; $328,000 in previously funded motor pool monies; and $100,000 from Fleet ACO.

View detailed sketches here and a project schedule here.

Related: 10 Features of Modern Fleet Facilities

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