Proposed “Pratt Landing” at Echo Bay. The new City Yard will open the waterfront to redevelopment.

The City Council has unanimously approved a long-term lease agreement for our new Public Works Operations Center (“City Yard”) at Nardozzi Place, within the Home Depot/Costco complex.

Under the terms of the agreement, a private developer will construct a 245,000 sq. ft. commercial structure, and then lease 130,000 sq. ft. at ground level for the City’s use.

In addition to providing much-needed modern, efficient facilities for our Public Works Department, this step will also permit redevelopment of the Echo Bay waterfront, where our existing, aging public works yard is presently located.

Construction of the new City Yard is expected to begin late this year or early next.