Project 29 provided for the relocation of the Central Services Department Facilities Management Division and Landscape Management Divisions into a single facility. The relocation of the Facilities Management Division was necessary to free up space on the Public Safety campus for the Jail Expansion. The move included the Division's shop, storage, and office spaces.
The new facility involved the purchase and renovation of an existing facility at 2555 Lexington Road; this property is bounded by the Airport on north-side, the Public Safety campus on the east-side, Lexington Road to the south, and private storage facility on the west. The new location is five acres with approximately 45,000 sq. ft. pre-engineered metal building, a 5,400 sq. ft. storage building, and 5,000 sq. ft. storage shed. By purchasing and renovating existing structures, six months were saved on the schedule and saved millions on the cost of the project. The facility that was purchased was large enough to allow the Landscape Management Division to also move into this facility at the same time and provided much needed storage space for the Board of Elections equipment. This consolidation moved operations currently in four different buildings into a single facility. The new facility should provide adequate space for both Divisions for several decades. The buildings that were vacated by Landscape Management were taken over by the maintenance staff for the Leisure Services Department.
All work to renovate the facility was completed by Athens-Clarke County Staff.