The City of Oakland Park held a groundbreaking ceremony on March 23rd for a new Public Works Complex at 5100 NE 12th Terrace. This brand-new facility will include Public Works Operations and Administration and a new Emergency Operations Center.
“It’s an exciting time in Oakland Park,” said Mayor Aisha Gordon. “This is our fourth facility groundbreaking ceremony since July. We continue to deliver on our commitment to build for our second century and provide the community with several modern facilities in time for our centennial in 2029,” Mayor Gordon continued.
The new complex represents a municipal investment of over $26.5 million into its infrastructure and service delivery. The Complex will house the City’s water, wastewater, stormwater, solid waste, streets, parks maintenance, facilities, and fleet services divisions. Public Works will relocate operations from 3801 NE 5th Avenue to the new complex, freeing up five acres of land that will be incorporated into Phase II of City Park. Phase I of City Park opened in October 2022.
The design for the new complex reflects other planned projects to create a consistent and cohesive look for future city facilities. The City Commission adopted a resolution in February 2023 to set the guaranteed maximum price and award construction services to Kaufman Lynn Construction, Inc. Project funding includes $11.5 million from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, up to $1 million from the FEMA Hazardous Mitigation Grant Program, and approximately $15 million from loan proceeds. For more information, visit the City of Oakland Park website at www.oaklandparkfl.gov.