April 9, 2016--City of Durango seeks feedback on sewer plant designs (Durango Herald)

Residents will have their first opportunity on Wednesday to see preliminary designs of the new administration building for the sewer treatment plant. In November, Durango voters approved $68 million in debt for sewer-related projects. Remodeling the plant at Santa Rita Park is estimated to cost about $58 million, and the additional $10 million could be spent on other wastewater projects. The remodel is necessary to ensure the plant can continue to meet water-quality regulations as Durango continues to grow. The first meeting will focus on options for the landscaping, architecture and site layout at the administration building, said Sean Bannon, utilities engineer. It will be a highly visible part of the campus because it will be close to the Animas River Trail and the Durango Whitewater Park. The theme selected for this building will set the tone for the others, he said. “It will have sort of a campus feel, everything will be integrated,” said Mary Beth Miles, assistant to the city manager. To view the full article visit the Durango Herald.