Lonsdale council selects firm for facility and site plan

Andrea Nelson, Contributing writer

In staying on track with their desired timeline, the Lonsdale City Council approved a firm to provide architectural and planning services for the new police facility to be operational in 2021.

After interviews with a handful of firms and further discussion, the council unanimously voted to move forward with Wold Architects and Engineers at their meeting on June 25.

“I really like what Wold has done with Tri-City United,” said Lonsdale Councilmember Kevin Kodada of his reasons for choosing Wold. “They’ve done, I think, four different major projects in this community. I really like the in-house factor and that they do it all. And being the low bid; that means a lot to me.”

Wold was among four architectural firms that were interviewed out of 19 firms that returned requests for proposals to the city on this project. The other firms interviewed included BKV Group, 292 Design Group, and Oleson + Hobbie Architects.

During the discussion by the council, Lonsdale Mayor Tim Rud and council members Kodada and Scott Pelava all chose Wold as their number one pick.

Council members Steve Cherney and Cindy Furrer had differing opinions and did not have Wold as their first choice.

Cherney said that he called Mark Wentzell with 292 Design Group after the interview and talked with him about what his firm can bring to the project and more.

Because of this conversation, Cherney said that he would choose....

To see more on this story pick up the July 9, 2020 print edition of The New Prague Times or Montgomery Messenger. 


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