After moving into their new administration building in August of 2013 and then changing their name from Shoreline Water District, the North City Water District has settled into their new home. The building was expanded by 2,237 SF to provide a 6,834 SF facility which will accommodate the District’s needs for decades to come. The building has also helped to provide for the community’s needs also. With a large public plaza preceding the main entry, an inviting lobby, a spacious board room, and security that allows the public to only access specific areas of the building, the District has been able to rent out meeting space for a number of community events.
Project Manager, Lee Driftmier’s design provides additional office space, meeting rooms, employee lunch room, public restrooms, staff support areas, including a new lobby and customer service counter, and a new Emergency Operations Center. All infrastructure was updated and the building received new energy efficient windows, lighting and insulation.
The project was the first building designed under the City’s new vision for the North City Business District. As the City envisions the area being pedestrian friendly, the public plaza is a welcome addition to the community. Proper site lighting brings additional safety to the neighborhood, and the new electric car charging station offers green solutions to the public.