Penfield Town Board awards contracts for construction of new Department of Public Works facility, work to begin in June

On Wednesday, May 15, the Penfield Town Board awarded five contracts for the construction of a new Penfield Department of Public Works facility at 1607 Jackson Road. The contracts awarded include general construction, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and a fuel island. Construction is expected to commence in June and last approximately two years.

The new facility will be built on the northern side of the current DPW complex (1607 Jackson Road) and requires phased construction. Throughout the project, the DPW will continue serving the needs of the Penfield community with no interruptions to service

The new building will total 73,000 square feet and include a 26-bay truck garage with modern amenities, a maintenance area, an administration office, a breakroom, restroom facilities, kennel space for animal control, a fire suppression system, and additional safety features. Site improvements will also include the relocation of a salt storage building, a sand storage building, a pole barn, and a fueling station.

Upon completion of the new facility, the current main DPW building will be removed.

“Our DPW is the backbone of all that we do as a Town, and I am excited for this project to get started,” said Town Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts. “The current building dates back to the 1950s and this new facility will allow us to more efficiently meet the needs of our residents today while also accommodating future growth.”

The five contracts total $21.4 million. The project is to be funded using assigned capital reserve funds and a municipal bond, which was approved by the Town Board on November 1, 2023. Any additional grant dollars received will offset the Town’s costs.

For the latest project information, visit the Projects of Community Interest Page.