Government Facilities

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The Facilities Development Division oversees various capital projects related to approximately 50 Government Facilities. These facilities include, but are not limited to; City Hall and City Hall Annex, various department office buildings and properties, City libraries and fire stations, parks & recreation facilities (including aquatic facilities), court facilities, transit facilities and parking garages.

Here are a few examples of completed Government Facilities Projects:

Fontaine Fire Station
The Fontaine Fire Station, the first new City fire station built since 1962, was placed into service in January 2014.  It's a four-bay, bi-directional station; with a net floor area of 40,922 SF; including 14 individual sleeping rooms, three bunk-style rooms, and 32 below-grade parking spaces. Also included is a 40-seat training & community room. 
Sustainability AchievementLEED PLATINUM
Station 10
Fontaine Fire Station Station 10 - Bay Area
 *Top photo taken by Joe Rice (City Communications Office), Bottom Photos taken by The Daily Progress



Smith Aquatic Center:
The Smith Aquatic Center, a new 24,330 sf aquatic & wellness center, was completed in October 2010. This facility houses a 6-lane competition pool with a 1-meter diving board and a separate family & recreational pool with 2 water slides, a lazy river and various play features. The Smith Aquatic Center is also one of 10 winners of the 2011 Facility of Merit awards. 
Sustainability Achievement: LEED PLATINUM
Smith Aquatic (4) Smith Aquatic (18)
Picture of Smith Aquatic Center



Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT):
The new Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) facility was completed in May 2010. It encompasses 4 buildings on approximately 6-acres and is considered Phase 1 of the City's Master Plan for a multi-phased project for new facilities for CTS, Pupil Transit, and the City's Dept. of Public Works (Fleet Management, Public Works Admin, Public Utilities, and Public Service) on a 60-acre project site located at 1530 Avon Street in Albemarle County. 
Sustainability Achievement: LEED GOLD