McKenzie County Public Works Building

Watford City, ND

Project Overview

Due to old and outdated facilities and explosive growth due to the oil industry, McKenzie County needed a new public works building. The existing facilities lacked space, and equipment such as snow plows and road graders were stored outdoors. ICON designed a new facility to be built on a 32-acre site that will allow the County to keep all equipment indoors while also housing everything on one site, instead of multiple. The facility houses three County departments and includes administrative office space, storage space, and garage space for large County vehicles. The building features a wash bay, a welding bay, a vehicle maintenance bay, and the site also includes two 11,500 s.f. cold storage buildings, a 6,000 s.f. salt and sand storage building, and a 29,000 s.f. outdoor storage laydown yard.

Key Facts

  • 67,000 s.f.
  • 20,000 s.f. administration space
  • 47,000 s.f. total shop space
  • Total of 96,000 s.f. built on site
  • 32-acre site
  • Houses three County departments
  • Roads and bridges
  • Water
  • Weed control
  • Two cold storage buildings
  • Salt and sand storage building
  • Shop space includes wash bay, welding bay, and a vehicle maintenance bay
  • Parts room
  • Tire shop
  • Pipe storage
  • Planned for future expansion
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