City Maintenance Facility

Currently the City utilizes four different maintenance facilities across the community: Forestry/Park Maintenance, Fleet Maintenance, Street Maintenance, and Water,  Wastewater, and Sewer Maintenance. These facilities were built between 1920-1960 and are now functionally obsolete. These buildings do not have enough space to accommodate all employees, as well as store and maintain necessary equipment for operations. Furthermore, equipment is spread across different city facilities causing operational inefficiencies. The existing fleet maintenance shop cannot service many of the larger trucks and machines, including our fire trucks.

Project Timeline

Project Year
Land acquisition 2019
Design of Facility 2020
Sale of existing facilities 2020-2021
Construction 2020-2021

This project would build a new facility to house Forestry, Fleet, Street, Water, Wastewater, Sewer and Park maintenance crews and equipment for city operations. The City is in the process of acquiring land next to the Wastewater Treatment Plant off US-24. The existing facilities would be sold to be re-utilized for non-governmental, commercial use, as these locations are located along commercial corridors in the City (Fort Riley Boulevard and Anderson Avenue). These property would then go back on the tax rolls to generate property taxes and better serve their commercial corridors.

Identified funding sources for estimated $12 million construction of City Maintenance Facility

Revenue Source % Split
Wastewater Fund (from existing utility bill revenues) 30%
Water Fund (from existing utility bill revenues) 30%
Stormwater Fund (from existing utility bill revenues) 19%
Special Parks and Rec Fund (from state alcohol taxes) 7%
Special Street & Highway Fund (from state and federal gas taxes) 7%
City of Manhattan / 0.3% Sales Tax 7%

Undersized large-vehicle storage bays at street maintenance facility - built in 1940

Undersized large-vehicle storage bays

Interior of fleet maintenance facility which is undersized to work on many vehicles and equipment - built in 1920

Interior fleet maintenance shop which is undersized to work on many vehicles and equipment

Park/Forestry Maintenance building; overcrowded bays with multiple uses and not enough space - built in 1960

Park/Forestry Maintenance building; overcrowded bays with multiple uses and not enough space - built