Work can commence on two new facilities in St. Louis County as legislators approved the sale of $46 million in bonds to fund the projects.  At their recent meeting, the St. Louis County Board made the approval to raise the funds to build a new Government Services Center North facility in Virginia and a Public Works Maintenance Facility on Cook.

The GSC Facility in Cook is being built to allow Iron Rangers centralized access to county departments in one location. More than 10 different departments will be housed at the 63,000 square foot building which will replace the existing, aging Northland Office Building.

The Public Works Maintenance Facility follows years of planning and negotiations.  The existing Disability Specialist Building will be remodeled and three additional buildings will be constructed on the 60-acre site.

An initial bond sale will occur starting next month, with the potential for a second issuance later this year.