New Transportation Building in the Works

The Mid-Columbia Council of Governments(MCCOG) is planning a new transportation building on Chenowith Loop in the old Westgate Market location behind Home Depot. The new office building is estimated to be approximately 3,600 square feet with a 4,320 square foot parking structure with a covered shelter for Greyhound buses.

Major activities related to the building project:

  • A preliminary exterior design has been completed, along with the site and interior layouts.
  • The preliminary cost estimate has been completed.
  • The City of The Dalles Planning Commission has approved the Conditional Use Permit.

The next steps are scheduled to begin on Friday, January 24. They include work on the specifics of the design, such as electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and lighting. MCCOG also will need to initiate a Local Improvement District with the City and Home Depot to arrange for the construction of a sidewalk along 7th Street on the east side of the property.