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New Operations Building Unveiled

Post Date:09/24/2020 5:00 PM

WHITEHORSE – The City of Whitehorse’s new Operations Building, located at 187 Range Road, was publicly unveiled today.

The new building will house the following departments: Operations (Transportation, Equipment Maintenance, Traffic Systems and admin staff); Water and Waste (Utility Systems, Waste Services and admin staff); Engineering; Human Resources; Safety Function; and Transit.

“On behalf of Council, both past and present, we’re so proud to finally be able to unveil this beautiful new facility,” said Mayor Dan Curtis. “Our staff have been working in sub-par conditions for a long time so we are very excited to provide them with a modern and spacious work environment.”

The building features two double electric vehicle charging stations, 1,050 solar panels on the roof, over 200 parking spots and gender neutral bathrooms.

Some City staff have already moved into their new home, while the rest are scheduled to move in this fall and winter. 

The parcels of land for the project were acquired from Northwestel and the Government of Yukon in 2016.

The new Operations Building is a great investment that will benefit all residents of Whitehorse,” said Community Services Minister John Streicker. “The new facility will help maintain the equipment and vehicles the City uses to provide essential and critical services to residents. The Government of Yukon’s Business Incentive Program ensured this project was built in a way that created employment opportunities for Yukoners and supported local industry.”  

The total cost of the new building is approximately $53.5 million, with over 40% ($23.06 million) of the budget coming from the Federal Gas Tax Fund.

“Our communities can best serve those who call it home, when the spaces they operate out of are modern, efficient, and welcoming,” said Hon. Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon. “As the city continues to grow and thrive, it is critical that the services, which so many in Whitehorse rely on, are provided as effectively as possible, and the federal government is proud to contribute to help make that a reality.”

 

Consultants who worked on the project:

RDHA
KZA
Associated Engineering
Williams Engineering
Tetra Tech
Enersys

Contractors who worked on the project:       

Ketza
Klondike Welding
Nunataak
Arcrite Northern
CPH
General Enterprises
Territorial Concrete
Norcope
Sidhu Trucking
Castle Rock
Olson Fencing
Skookum Asphalt
Balsam Backhoe Services
Boreal Concrete
Adorna
Energy North
HVACTech

Kingspan
HESPV
ATCO
NorthwesTel
GF Urecon
FOSC Ltd.
Pacific Northwest Moving
North of 60
RC Crane
Randy Shewen (air photos)
Autoquip
Sun Valley Masonry
Eagle North
Lamor Flooring
Record Fireproofing
Northerm
ESC

 

Contact:

Myles Dolphin
Manager, Strategic Communications
City of Whitehorse
Myles.dolphin@whitehorse.ca
(867) 689-0515