The West St. Paul Maintenance Facility is a replacement of the City’s existing, outdated building on a new site. This new facility greatly enhances the efficiency of public works by housing their entire vehicle fleet in heated covered storage and providing a state of the art maintenance garage and welding shop.
Incorporating many sustainable concepts in the design, Kodet used this project in seminars as a case study for LEED concepts in maintenance buildings. Sustainable concepts included a geothermal system with vertical loops, on site holding ponds to filter stormwater, green materials locally available and with high recycled content, and preservation of trees on site.
Kodet was the consulting architect to Collaborative Design Group to design the project. Design concepts included an architecturally pleasing landscaped edge to the adjacent residential neighborhood, site organized for efficient vehicle movement and security, building design to allow for future expansion, overhead cranes and vehicle hoists for a variety of vehicle sizes, and office and lunchroom design for efficient crew staging and operations.