The City of Danville has bought the Boyle Industrial Storage Company warehouse and garage at 550 Third St. at a cost of $1.2 million.
Danville needed more space for its Public Works department, as well as safe storage of vehicles and equipment associated with different departments, especially police and fire, said Mayor Bernie Hunstad on Saturday. The 2012-13 budget had earmarked $2 million for the procurement of a Public Works building, but the city was able to close the deal at $1,237,500. The original market price for the building was $1.4 million.
“I’m really pleased that the city got it well under the price for which we had budgeted,” Hunstad said.
The facility has 100,360 square feet of warehouse space, 1,178 square feet of office space, and about 30 paved parking spaces. The site was originally built in 1987 and underwent renovations in 1994.
“Honestly, it’s probably a little more room than we need but we will discuss how to best utilize this facility with city management and at City Commission meetings,” Hunstad said. “But this is a very important and cost-effective step to correct hardship issues, especially for our Public Works employees.”
City Manager Ron Scott could not be reached for comment.