Project: City of Des Moines - West Zone Maintenance Facility

The 7,461 square foot facility centralizes office area and multiple small storage spaces for the City of Des Moines operations for Glendale Cemetery and the West Zone Parks into one site.

Completed in 2007 for $74 per square foot, the facility is constructed of conventional wood framing and wood trusses on concrete trench footings. The building was the first City of Des Moines facility to achieve a LEED certification for building efficiency and performance. This was achieved through careful siting, a state-of-the-art energy recovery system, locally produced materials, and a rain garden for storm water retention. The anticipated pay-back for the added features is seven years.