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City Opens East Yard Complex in Elmwood

March 3, 2014 11:24 AM | News

City of WinnipegThe city opened up its new East Yard complex on Monday, meant to combine the operations of several Public Works divisions and a new Winnipeg Fleet Management Agency facility.

The Elmwood area facility on Thomas Avenue consists of five buildings including a field office, garage, shops, and storage facilities.

“The new East Yard complex brings several branches of Public Works together, providing efficient office environments and well-lit, spacious vehicle storage areas,” said Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz. “This previously underutilized 50 acre site has been developed into a modern, well-designed facility that will serve the department and the City of Winnipeg for years to come.”

The yard will save the city an estimated $15 million over the next 30 years by vacating other properties.

The 124,347-square-foot complex also includes space for 200-273 staff depending on the season.