Council to consider new WWSC parking lot, WWFD classroom

By on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla City Council meets tonight (Wednesday) at 6:30 p.m. and will consider a bid to rebuild the Walla Walla Senior Center as well as a resolution approving a shoreline substantial development permit for a new classroom and associated site development, including the placement of fire training equipment, at the Walla Walla Fire Department Training Center, located at 300 Cayuse Street.

In March, the Walla Walla Fire Department submitted a shoreline substantial development permit, as the training center is located adjacent the Mill Creek channel and is subject to the provisions of the city’s shoreline management master program. A public hearing was held by the Walla Walla Planning Commission, and it recommended the city council approve the permit. The classroom is 1,800 square feet.

The council will also consider awarding a $565,255.22 contract to Premier Excavation for the parking lot reconstruction project at the Walla Walla Senior Center at Jefferson Park. Walla Walla Parks and Recreation Director Andy Coleman said the parking lot has exceeded its useful lifespan and has needed replacement for nearly a decade. The facility is used by many seniors and there are numerous tripping hazards throughout the parking lot.

If the contract is approved tonight, Coleman said it is anticipated that work will begin in late July and the project will be completed in early October.