MOSES LAKE — A mission to construct a brand new restroom on the Grant County Fairgrounds could also be expanded to incorporate a brand new business kitchen.
Grant County Director of Central Providers Tom Gaines stated Monday the business kitchen can be an alternate within the bid package deal for the toilet mission. County officers wish to put up the inside and exterior partitions for the kitchen, even when putting in kitchen gear has to attend, he stated.
The brand new restrooms, a storage space and a walkway can be constructed within the area between the ag constructing and the business constructing, close to the primary fairgrounds entrance at 3953 Airway Drive NE. Wenatchee-based MJ Neal Associates, Architects PLLC, was employed to work with fairgrounds officers on the engineering and design.
The ag constructing was upgraded in 2020. Beforehand, it was an uninsulated steel shell with roll-up doorways. The outside was repaired and made weather-tight, insulation was added to the inside and the roll-up doorways had been changed with normal doorways. The inside additionally bought new paneling and a heating-cooling system.
Hearth suppression sprinklers for the ag constructing can be included as a part of the restroom mission.
Including the walkway will join the business and ag buildings, Gaines stated. There’s already a connecting walkway between the business constructing and the 4-H constructing subsequent door.
When the business and ag buildings are linked, individuals can lease the three mixed areas for occasions. That can make the fairgrounds extra enticing to individuals in search of an occasion venue, Gaines stated.
A business kitchen on the fairgrounds has been a topic of debate amongst county officers for about 5 years. The kitchen, too, could be an attraction for individuals wanting occasion area, he stated.
Fairgrounds officers are working with a restaurant provide firm to find out gear specs. The gear chosen and the place it sits will have an effect on the design from the beginning, since it’ll decide the placement of the utilities.
Presently, the 4-H constructing has two kitchens, however they don’t qualify as business kitchens, Gaines stated. Neither has business gear.
The mission will exit for bid late this 12 months or early subsequent 12 months, Gaines stated.