Prince William County’s 44-year-old overcrowded animal shelter is being replaced. Building and civil plans for the new expanded facility were completed and approved this October and the invitation to bid issued last week.
Prince William County staff has proposed the following schedule:
• Bid Opening: November 13, 2019
• Board Approval: November 26, 2019
• Notice to Proceed: December 2, 2019
• Substantial Completion: February 2021
• Demolition (old shelter): Summer 2021
• Final Completion: September 1, 2021
While the plan review and permitting phase of the project did take longer than anticipated, the construction completion date has not slipped from what was reported to the Board in April.
To date, four bidders have indicated interest in the project and four bid alternates were included in the event the bids exceeded the approved construction budget.
Each year 4,000-5,000 animals are housed and over 85,000 visitors arrive at the shelter.
The new facility plans would more than triple the facility’s current square footage and include dedicated treatment space. It will be located at the current facility’s site on Bristow Road.