Groundbreaking Held for Future Germantown Public Works Facility
Project partners from GRAEF and Moore Construction Services posed for a photo with Germantown Village Administrator, Steve Kreklow.
The village of Germantown broke ground on a new Public Works facility on Dec. 2.
The groundbreaking was held at N104W12703 Donges Bay Road. The 140,000-square-foot facility will cost $44 million and is projected to be completed by July 2024.
GRAEF is doing the engineering for the structure while Moore Construction Services is the contractor for the project.
“There’s been a lot of work in getting us to this point,” Village Administrator Steve Kreklow said prior to the formal groundbreaking.
Kreklow thanked officials from GRAEF and Moore Construction for the effort to get the project to the point of breaking ground.
“It’s been a couple of years of a lot of effort and hard work to design, to make sure the site would work,” Kreklow said. He also thanked support staff at the Village Hall for their work in making the project possible. He noted the village issued $44 million in bonds weeks earlier to finance the Public Works building and infrastructure work for an adjacent business park that will be developed. Kreklow said the village “got great interest rates” on the bonds.
Kreklow also thanked Public Works Department staff in helping design the facility and making sure it meets the needs of Public Works staff to provide services to the village. He also spoke to Public Works staff about their role in village operations.
“When you’re out doing your job every day, you should know how important it is — it’s important enough that the village leadership and the village residents supported spending $40 million for a facility because what you do matters, what you do every day makes the village of Germantown a better place to live and it matters to the residents who are out there,” Kreklow said. That’s why this investment is going in, that’s why is build is going up — to give you the tools you need to provide the residents the services that are important to them.”
Mike Moore, president of Moore Construction Services, thanked the GRAEF team for the design effort and the village staff for their collaboration with the project.
The new Public Works building will replace facilities that are located at the southeast corner of Fond du Lac Avenue and Maple Road.