Photo courtesy of Prince William County
The new animal shelter project is moving forward with more funding.
An additional $1.6 million was approved for its construction by the Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) on Tuesday.
Construction on the Prince William County Animal Shelter is expected to wrap up in November 2021, according to a release from Prince William County.
The animal shelter was originally scheduled to open in February 2021. However, it was pushed back because of delays in the design stage and construction bidding process.
Originally, about $15 million was set aside for the project, but the lowest construction bid the county received was out of budget.
Staff members worked with Taft Construction, Inc. to find cost-saving options.
The budget was able to cover Taft Construction, Inc.’s final offer, but the entire project couldn’t be finished.
Project leaders will use the $1.6 million for about 2,3000 square feet of additional space that will have different purposes, including playrooms, office space and storage.
Standing at 14807 Bristow Road in Manassas, the facility is replacing the old animal shelter, which will be torn down.
A new barn that is going to hold large animals will be added, as well.
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