Ft. Plain CSD Bus Garage
A new bus garage was required by the district to house, maintain, and wash their vehicles and cost effectiveness was key to achieving community support and passing the referendum. The building was designed around a pre engineered metal building frame for economic benefit but with a masonry knee wall and in custom colors to make it attractive and architecturally compatible with the elementary school building also located on the campus.
There are five storage bays, stacked three deep with doors at both ends to allow one-way circulation for safety and efficiency. There is one maintenance bay with two vehicle lifts and a manual wash bay. Also included are administrative offices and two buildings and grounds storage spaces.
To keep this large building with it’s large vehicle circulation and parking areas from visually dominating the site, it was tucked into a lower elevation to the right of the entry drive. As it should be, the elementary school continues to be the primary focus upon entering the campus.