Western Blvd. Vehicle Maintenance Facility


State-of-the-art masonry and steel fleet maintenance facility for maintaining and washing of refuse trucks and off-road equipment. The basement area provides service capabilities for refuse trucks and off-road equipment. It will have surface parking for 54 vehicles, staging area for 31 City refuse trucks and/or off-road equipment, and 17 Service Bays on a 4.26 acre site. It will include a Lunch Room, Administrative Offices, Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms, a Tool Crib, Parts Area with a Parts Office, Machine Shop and Equipment Wash Bay.

LEED Features: The LEED goal is “Silver” Certification for this facility and will incorporate a solar thermal water heating system.

South Water Plant Chlorine Improvements

LEED Certified: Silver

A 37,000 sq. ft. structure designed to house new chlorine processing equipment. Site work includes roadway improvements and 40 new parking spaces.

The project includes the removal of existing chlorination equipment, the installation of new chlorination equipment, new water lines, a new electrical feeder from an existing substation, provisions for new emergency scrubbers, new hoisting equipment, new compressed air equipment, improvements to the process control system and miscellaneous work as required to provide a complete installation.

LEED Features: Light colored pavement to reduce heat island effects. The building seeks LEED basic certification.

OEMC City Incident Center

Mayor Daley unveiled the new state of the art City Incident Center on January 30, 2006. The $4 million; 3,000-square-foot center includes:

  • Twenty-four workstations equipped with state of the art network switching; touch-enabled flat screen technology providing access to applications; and weather sensors
  • Twelve 42-inch television monitors can descend from the ceiling to rest at eye level in front of each operator and display images from cameras located throughout the city.
  • 18-foot high-resolution digital video wall, capable of displaying dozens of images from city cameras, breaking news and Doppler radar.

City Operations Center – OEMC

On November 16, 2004 Mayor Daley unveiled the new City Operations Center. The “OC” as it is know by its users is a 2,000-square-foot cutting edge facility designed to aid the communication and coordination of city agencies for major events and emergencies.

BP Pedestrian Bridge

Connecting Millennium Park to Daley Bicentennial Plaza will be a pedestrian bridge. The serpentine bridge will be covered with stainless steel designed by Frank Gehry.