Mono County Civic Center -- Mammoth Lakes
The County currently provides services in the Town of Mammoth Lakes within leased office space in the Sierra Center Mall and the Minaret Mall. Within these two locations, County services include Public Health, Behavioral Health, Environmental Health, Social Services, District Attorney, Probation, Community Development, Public Works, County Counsel, Economic Development, as well as offices for the County Administration and the Board of Supervisors.
Beginning in 2016, the County began analyzing long-term options for locating these services. Among the options were continued leases, purchasing existing commercial space, or building an office building at the Civic Center complex in Mammoth. After 2 years of public meetings and options analysis, on June 5th, 2018 the Board directed staff to proceed with the construction of the Civic Center office building.
The resulting design-build contract with Roebbelen Contracting of El Dorado Hills was entered on August 7th, 2018, with a total project budget of $20.5 million.
The project was initiated immediately, and has passed through the schematic design phase. The images on this page are renderings from that design effort. The facility design and massing were based on the concepts developed by HMC Consultants, and were refined to address issues and opportunities identified since--including inputs and recommendations from the Town of Mammoth Lakes Community and Economic Development Department. At this time, County staff and project architects and designers continue to accept input regarding the colors, materials and textures of the facility.
The current schedule calls for construction to begin on site in April 2019, with a targeted occupancy date of March 2020.
The project is being financed by Certificates of Participation (bonds) which were released/sold in December 2018. The debt service on the bonds will be approximately $1.26m per year, which will be largely offset by the elimination of current lease costs, which are approximately $1.2m per year. To view related COP documents, click here.
The County looks forward to the financial stability and asset investment that this new facility will provide. In addition, the co-location of County offices into one building will increase the efficiency and convenience of County operations, and provide for enhanced security and confidentiality for County clients and staff.
For additional information, please contact Director of Public Works Tony Dublino at firstname.lastname@example.org
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