St. Louis County Plans Renovation Projects | News
There are several multi-million dollar remodeling projects included in the five-year Capital Improvement Plan presented to the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners Tuesday.
The priciest project is a $22 million renovation of the Government Services Center in Duluth planned for this year. The county is no longer leasing office space in the building to the state and plans to renovate and remodel the building so other county departments can move in from other locations.
Other major renovation projects include $9 million for the Northland Office Building in 2017, $4 million for the 4th District Facility in 2014, and $2 million for the Virginia Motor Pool Car Building in 2013.
The county could issue bonds in May to pay for the projects. It's currently getting better interest rates due to the county's strong Aa2 financial rating.
The county also plans to spend $55 million on road and bridge construction this year, including $11 million on the Haines Road project in Duluth. About $1.4 million of the spending is for preventative maintenance to pavement, including crack and chip sealing.
The board will vote on each individual project as contracts come up for approval.