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Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled For Florence Public Works Operation Facility

Scott Edwards Architecture LLP
City of Florence, Oregon.

The City of Florence’s new Public Works Operations Facility gets underway later this morning.

  A groundbreaking ceremony with local officials is scheduled for 9:30 at the southwest corner of 27th and Kingwood.  Construction will begin afterwards.

Megan Messmer is the City Project Manager for Florence.  She says the new facility has been 20 years in the making.

“Our current facility is an old cinderblock building that’s outdated. And this new facility will be on about a 2.78 acre lot near the airport.  It’ll have just under 6,000 square foot office building, and then also a 7,700 square foot maintenance building.”

The $3.6 million project sports a “green” roof and solar panels.

Brian Bull is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, and remains a contributor to the KLCC news department. He began working with KLCC in June 2016.   In his 27+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional),  the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from  the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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