Thursday, September 23, 2010

Denver & Rio Grande building will be home for IRS

The historic Denver & Rio Grande Building in Ogden will be incorporated into a multimillion-dollar development for the Internal Revenue Service. The currently vacant building and its loading dock will be seismically reinforced and will receive a new roofing system. The building exterior will be repaired and cleaned, and a new, efficient heating and cooling system will be installed. Existing original windows, doors and moldings will be refurbished, with replicate materials replacing missing or damaged items throughout the building and dock.

The new building is intended to consolidate space from two other buildings leased by the IRS in the Ogden area. By consolidating multiple functions into one location, IRS operations will become more efficient and cost effective. It will no longer be necessary to move personnel or work materials between two buildings to meet the work goals and objectives, according to a news release from the U.S. General Services Administration. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall, with a project completion targeted for early 2012. The Deseret News