Animals looking for their forever home will have a new place they can temporarily stay.
The design of Prince William County’s new animal shelter is almost done.
Public Works Department Director Tom Bruun gave an update on the project during a Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) meeting on Monday.
In September 2017, the BOCS approved the facility plan.
Leaders expect to complete designing it in January and construction is slated to start in June 2019, according to a release from the county.
The estimated $15.1 million facility could be finished in early 2021.
“We are where we want to be at this point from a schedule perspective,” Bruun said at the meeting.
Designing a facility like the animal shelter typically takes between a year and 18 months, according to the county’s Spokesman Jason Grant.
After the plans are finished, companies will be able to bid on the project.
Through the bidding process, the county will determine if any associated costs need to be adjusted.
“All of our projects are subject to materials and labor cost increases that are outside of our control, however, as of this time we remain on schedule and within budget to deliver the animal shelter as approved by the board,” Grant said in a release.
Here is a video of the animal shelter presentation:
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