Project Description

The City of Iowa City has approximately 14 acres of property at the Northwest corner of McCollister Boulevard and South Gilbert Street. This property was purchased for a Public Works Facilities Complex. The consolidation of the Public Works operations to this location will allow for the redevelopment of the former Public Works Site located at the corner of Riverside Drive and Highway 6.

The estimated cost for this project is $10.7 million. The facility is intended to include approximately 49,813 square feet of heated vehicle storage (60,623 square feet with the alternate), 9,292 square feet of first floor shop space, 6,734 square feet of heated mezzanine storage/shop area and 4,158 square feet of wash bay area. The site will include site security and a fire training area. Site grading, paving and utilities are included to provide additional outdoor laydown and storage areas with drive aisles to accommodate future phases. The project is currently out for bid with proposals due on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The project is scheduled to be complete in November 2019. 

Project Bidding Information and RFPs

Public Works Facility - Phase 1

Bids were received at 3 p.m. on October 18, 2018, and were opened immediately thereafter. 

Request for Proposals (RFP) Special Inspection, Testing, Monitoring and Geotechnical Services, Public Works Facility -Phase 1 

Proposals were accepted on October 18, 2018. Notification of award will follow. 

Request for Proposals (RFP) for Commissioning Agent (CxA) Services, Public Works Facility - Phase 1
Awarded in August 2018 to SystemWorks, LLC of Des Moines, IA.



Ron Knoche, PE                                             
Public Works Director                                    
Phone: 319-356-5138