La Vista will pay $660,000 for a storage facility and land located adjacent to the city's existing public works facility.
The City Council on Tuesday approved a purchase agreement for a 7,200-square-foot building and about two acres of land at 9810 Hupp Drive to prepare for expected La Vista public works growth.
Paid for with lottery funds, the facility will be used in the Public Works Department's daily operations. It will be used to store equipment and inventory, and to house at least one of the public works divisions, said Assistant City Administrator Rita Ramirez.
Closing is scheduled by Dec. 31, 2015, unless the seller, Silverstone Investment Properties LLC, decides to move up the date. Following an inspection, the city would be ready to close and begin using the property immediately after the closing date, Ramirez said.
La Vista had considered building a joint public works complex with Papillion, but a study concluded that if La Vista opted in, the city would take on large capital costs that would not be offset by major savings down the line.
Ramirez called the Hupp Drive property an opportunity “to address growth needs for the Public Works Department well into the future.”