Preliminary Renderings of New Recycling Facility Unveiled
The preliminary renderings of the new Slack Street Recycling Center were revealed at the Kanawha
County Solid Waste Authority’s September board meeting. The meeting was held in the Kanawha County Commission Courtroom on September 15th at 10:00am. Representatives from the County Commission, including Commissioner Dave Hardy, were in attendance for the presentation.
In June, the Authority began working with Mason Proudfoot of Yeager Airport on the project. Unfortunately, the agency had to look for another option due to pressing issues at the airport. John Michael Sakoian, Principal of Sakoian International, took over the project three weeks ago and offered his services pro bono. He now has preliminary renderings of the façade, floor plan and other detailed documents illustrating the proposed facility. Mr. Sakoian says, “The proposed design is a sustainable, elegant yet inherently rational solution which responds to both the assets and challenges of the riverfront industrial site. By utilizing reclaimed materials and applying current building technologies, we can speed up construction and lower long-term operational/ maintenance expenses. Our primary goal has been to ensure the building can adapt to the on-going fluctuations in the market for recyclable materials. It has been rewarding to develop such a positive synergy with the Solid Waste Authority in the collaborative effort to ensure a sustainable future for Kanawha County and the City of Charleston, WV”.
The renderings will be taken to engineers and building fabricators to obtain a cost estimate for construction. S&S Engineering, of Charleston, has offered pro bono services for engineering work associated with the project. KCSWA will then seek a low interest loan, preferably through the WV Solid Waste Management Board, for the construction of a new facility. Commissioner Dave Hardy says, “Having the renderings in hand is another positive step in the process of resurrecting the county’s recycling program. The outpouring of support and assistance just solidifies the Board’s and the Commission’s view that a recycling facility is needed in Kanawha County”.