WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah— After 50+ years, Washington County’s administrative services are getting a new home —right next door. The new Washington County Admin building will be located on the corner of 100 E. and Tabernacle, directly west of the current administration building’s location. Washington County Commissioners Iverson, Almquist, and Cox are leading the project, with County Administrator Nicholle Felshaw spearheading as project manager. The design-build team consists of Watts Construction as a general contractor and Simpson Coulter Studio as an architect.
With Washington County’s population set to double in the coming decades, county leaders are committed to ensuring the inevitable growth happens responsibly. This includes having a space where residents can conveniently access county officials and services. The building will consolidate several county resources into a centralized location, increasing efficiency, and effectiveness.
With the current building in need of serious renovations, extensive research showed it was much more cost-effective to replace rather than repair.
“Like our pioneer ancestors, we are consistently investing in future generations of Washington County residents,” Washington County Commission Chair Victor Iverson said. “We want to build a solid foundation, not just throw on a Band-Aid. Washington County’s new building will serve our community for the next 50 years and beyond.”
A groundbreaking ceremony for the Washington County Admin building will be held on January 5th, 2021 at 2pm. All county services will remain in their existing locations through construction, which is anticipated to last through September 2022.