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City of Lee’s Summit Water Utilities District Space Study

Lee's Summit, Missouri

The Lee’s Summit Water Utilities District (WUD) has several existing shop and storage areas located throughout the City, all of which are inadequate in size, access, location, and security. A new consolidated shop would address these deficiencies and also accommodate projected growth in water customers over the next 20 years.

Maintenance Design Group was selected as an integral member of a multi-disciplined design team to provide needs assessment, space programming, facility planning and conceptual design services for a new consolidated administration, operations, and maintenance facility.

The project team provided the WUD with a Facility Needs Assessment Report that included an analysis for all existing WUD operations and storage facilities, a space deficiencies analysis, a space needs program, a site master plan, conceptual building plans, and a project cost estimate. The project team also provided WUD with site analysis for several potential facility location sites. This analysis took into account site access, utilities, and adjacent land use, proximity to service areas, topography, and potential building orientation.

The planned new facility includes administrative areas, training space, a water meter shop, water construction shops, water testing areas, equipment service areas, warehouse, crew support areas, vehicle storage areas, material storage areas, and a SCADA control room.

Project Highlights
• The new facilities are designed to be expanded in phases as the department grows. Covered areas will become enclosed and functions shifted and expanded to allow a smooth transition into larger facilities.
• The administration/operations building is adjacent to the primary meter shops and other field crew areas. This proximity allows for effective supervision and management of the field crews in the most cost-effective new buildings.
• The site will partially utilize the City’s public works facility access while allowing the public works crews access to a compliant fuel and wash facility.

Services Provided
Preliminary Design
Space Needs Program
Site Selection
Facility Needs Assessment
Master Plan/Concept Design
Fleet Size

143 Vehicles

Facility Size

137,800 sf

Construction Cost

$11,500,000 (estimated)