Cleveland Heights City Council approved plans to demolish the former salt storage facility on Warrensville Center Road and construct a new building at its regular meeting Monday night in City Hall.
Council member Bonita Caplan said the old structure is "in terrible disrepair" and "actually dangerous." Council members approved the two resolutions on a 6-0 vote as Mayor Ed Kelley was absent.
They're not wasting any time — Public Works Director Alex Mannarino said the plan is to have the new facility up by Dec. 21.
The old building used to house Hillside Dairy, which started business in 1932.
Legacy Building Solutions will provide materials and construct the new 90 foot by 120 foot steel-framed, tension-fabric building at 1418 Warrensville Center Road, and the cost will not exceed $270,000. CT Consultants was hired on an amended agreement to provide architectural and engineering services at a cost that will not exceed $18,000.
Mannarino said he received bids from at least 15 companies, and Legacy had the best deal.
The new building, which also houses University Heights' and the CH-UH School District's road salt, will be able to contain 11,000 tons of salt, instead of 7,000 tons, Mannarino said.