City of St. Charles Public Works Facility

The City of St. Charles’ Public Works Facility centralizes the City’s water department, street department, fleet maintenance, public works and engineering departments into a unified campus. hdesigngroup worked closely with the various departments in developing a program and design that takes advantage of overlapping spaces and services. The site includes administrative offices, training room, service bays, a wash building, salt dome, enclosed heated storage building, and outdoor bulk storage areas.  Consideration for large vehicular movements, weather emergency plans, overall campus security, interdepartmental sharing and future expansion were all key factors in the final design of the project.