Augusta departments scheduled to move if building plans approved

A new slate of renovations and demolitions will keep Augusta employees on the move.

 

Going for approval Tuesday by the city Administrative Services committee is a $529,584 renovation of the former Augusta Utilities payment center on Peach Orchard Road.

The renovated building, built in the 1970s, will house the city Central Services Department, which oversees maintenance, facilities and Augusta 311.

The 311 customer service staff will relocate from its current call center on the fifth floor of Augusta Municipal Building, freeing space for the city’s new Keep Augusta Beautiful affiliate as well as expanded space for the city Compliance Department, which is currently on the seventh floor, according to an agenda item.

The Richmond County Marshal can then expand into Compliance’s vacated space on the seventh floor.

With Utilities and Augusta Engineering moving to a renovated facility on Walker Street, the city Law Department can expand into a vacated Engineering building on the municipal building campus, while another Engineering building will be renovated to house a new employee Wellness Center previously approved by the commission.

A third Engineering building will be torn down to create additional parking, with irrigated landscape islands, according to the space allocation plan going for committee approval .

The municipal campus changes add an estimated $651,085 to the cost.

Commission committee meetings are set to begin following a special called commission legal meeting at 11 a.m.

Reach Susan McCord at (706) 823-3215 or susan.mccord@augustachronicle.com.

 

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