Kittitas County Jail Pod Construction Project


Rasmussen/ Triebelhorn, AIA/PS
9 St. Helens Avenue, Suite D
Tacoma, WA 98402
Peter Rasmussen
Kenn Triebelhorn


T.W. Clark Construction
1117 N. Evergreen Rd #1
Spokane, WA 99216
T. W. Clark

County Project Manager

Patti Johnson
925 Industrial Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Contractor Project Manager

Jon Huettl, T.W. Clark Construction
1117 N. Evergreen Rd #1
Spokane, WA 99216

Project Timing

Started: 5 July 2011 with ground breaking ceremony and site review
Completed: Mid July, 2012.

Usage began in mid November, 2012.

Project Costs

Final construction costs totaled $5,777,534.48, not including architect and other soft costs.
The total including soft costs thus far are $7,139,019.32.

Kittitas County Jail Pod

Additional Project Information

The Jail Expansion Project represents efforts bridging many years of preparation and planning by the Law and Justice Committee, Kittitas County Commissioners, and Sheriff's office, as well as many of the departments and partners in this project.

Special notice is drawn to the dedication of the Kittitas Board of County Commissioners to finance this project with no new taxes. Funding is from bonds being paid for by the reduction of construction expenses and savings in cost of operation. Partners in the use of the jail, mostly the cities in Kittitas County, are already paying to use the jail and the hope is to keep the current costs in check for many years to come.

The picture of the ground breaking ceremony shows the use of old shovels as a symbol of using what we have in a cost effective approach. This is not a gold painted project so we did not use gold painted new shovels to start the project. The partners, Bruce Tabb Mayor of Ellensburg, and Kenn Triebelhorn of ART Architects, are using hand shovels to participate in the effort just as the partners are all participating in this much needed jail construction.

Groundbreaking July 7, 2011

Kittitas County Jail Pod Expansion
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