Planning continues for the new highway facility in Waupaca County, as members of the Waupaca County Board received an update at the most recent county board meeting from Michael Hacker, a representative from Bray Architects, which is the architecture firm helping with the pre-design phase.
“We really have spent the last five months or so, really getting into more detail at every conversation and really going through determining all of the needs the highway facility has,” Hacker said of the design process. “From building flow, to staffing, to site movement and with that, start to do a design for that, so that’s really where we’re at.”
Designing the new facility requires a lot of detailed planning, such as determining how many fuel tanks will be needed, or the amount of storage required for salt. Hacker informed the county board that everything is on track of their planned schedule.
“Our hope is that we are formally in front of [the county board] between August and September, so we’re targeting an initial presentation of findings in August, and then a conversation around approval in September and ultimately even October,” he said.
Hacker believes after initial designs, the new facility will feature unique qualities that will will separate Waupaca County’s highway facility from others they’ve toured from surrounding coutnies.