Council Hears Recommendations for Restoring Former Tire Building
Pinpointing restoration priorities for the former C&C Tire building was another topic the Sheridan City Council addressed in Monday night’s lengthy study session, after hearing the results of the building assessment from Public Works Director Lane Thompson.
The city purchased the property at 103 N. Gould Street last year with the purpose of potentially using the building either for storage or office annex while converting the vacant lot into additional downtown public parking.
The building was built in 1948, and in the ensuing years, has not been remodeled or updated with all of the original building systems and components in place. The single-story building has 8,856 square feet of floor area, with an additional 1,994 square feet of basement.
Since taking the building over, the city has primarily used the empty bays for overflow parking of heavy equipment.
The city then and still does consider it a solvent investment, according to Bridger.
“The bones are good,” Councilor Richard Bridger said. “The structure is fine and very stable. Basically, we’re looking at the cost and best way to rehab it.”
Thompson presented the council with 31 recommendations rated on a matrix of 1 to 3, with 1 being the most severe. Of the six top priority recommendations, ranging from replacing roofing, windows, chimney flues, and waterproofing walls and basement, fixing the roof rose to the top of the list, according to Bridger, who iterated that no final decisions were made during the study session and that it will be addressed in subsequent council sessions.
“The roof is the key issue and needs to be replaced,” he said. “We’ve got to do something before it deteriorates even more.”
The cost estimate for doing 8,940 square feet of roof work starts around $293,200, not including replacing deteriorated roof deck.
Other lower-tiered recommendations entails fixing concrete and ceilings, doors and bricks, and other cosmetics and structural repair.
The key question is how the city plans to use the building. The assessment considered four use options, including converting the space into offices, meeting space and classrooms, apartments, or demolishing it completely. These costs ranged roughly between $1.2 to 1.5 million, with demolition considerably cheaper at $256,000.