Owner: 

Town of Watertown

Architect: 

S.E.A. Consultants Inc

Completion Date: 

2005

Location: 

Watertown, MA

Size: 

56,500 sf

Value: 

$9,250,000

This two-phased project was coordinated around the activities of a fully operational, existing DPW facility. The scope of work included 27,500 square feet of renovations to an existing building and 29,000 square feet of new buildings, including an office building, central motors facility, salt storage shed, and vehicle garage. The project also included the complete demolition of a former incinerator building that posed potential liability and aesthetic problems for the town.

The new complex created a courtyard that shelters the neighborhood from internal DPW operations while also providing needed security. Significant landscaping visually buffers the street and nearby playing fields from the facility.