Spokane Journal of Business

T.W. Clark Construction lands $4.1 million project

Work to include remodeling space for 911 call center

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T.W. Clark Construction LLC, of Spokane Valley, says it will begin work around Sept. 1 on a $4.1 million remodeling project at the Yakima County Resource Center, in Union Gap, Wash., near Yakima.

The remodel of the building, located at 2403 S. 18th in Union Gap, is expected to be completed late next February. 

This project consists of remodeling part of the Yakima County Resource Center into a call center for the Yakima 911 Emergency Communications Center and offices for the Yakima County Emergency Medical Services, says Ron Reiker, spokesman for Yakima County. 

The building, which used to house the county’s minimum security jail, was partially remodeled in 2012 before two tenants, the Washington State University Extensions Office and the county’s Office of Emergency Management, moved into the building. They will remain as permanent tenants there. The 911 center currently is located at the Yakima Law and Justice Center, about three miles from the planned new location.  

The current project will include about 14,000 square feet of floor space, says Reiker.

A Tacoma firm provided architectural services for the project. Improvements will involve general architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, security electronics, and communications work, Reiker says. The work also will include installing a new steel communications tower and foundation, he says. 

“The facility was used as a minimum security jail from about 1998 to 2004, and the county no longer has use for it,” he says. “In the areas of the building that are being repurposed, we’ll need to demo old walls and fixtures and rebuild,” Reiker says.

 In addition to new offices and a command center, two conference rooms will be added.

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Reporter Judith Spitzer covers technology, mining, agriculture, and wood products for the Journal. A vintage-obsessed antique collector in her off hours, Judith worked as a journalist in Colorado and Oregon before joining the Journal.

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