OGDEN -- Two four- story elevator shafts are beginning to stretch skyward as construction continues on a $21 million Internal Revenue Service facility being built at 24th Street and Lincoln Avenue.
In addition to the shafts being constructed at the north and south ends of the property, footings and foundations are being poured for the 116,000-square-foot building, said Steve Waldrip, a manager with The Boyer Co., which is overseeing the project.
Boyer will own the building and lease it to the General Services Administration, the federal government's real estate arm, for use by the IRS.
Construction is scheduled to be finished early next year, Waldrip said.
"It's on schedule. We're flying (to get work finished)."
The building will house about 750 employees, but city officials haven't been told by the IRS how many of those workers represent new jobs or how many will be transferred from other facilities, Tom Christopulos, the city's deputy director of community and economic development, has said.
Consolidation of multiple IRS functions into the new building will allow more efficient operations and be more cost-effective because it will no longer be necessary to move personnel and work materials between different facilities, according to the GSA.
The facility will be adjacent to another IRS operation in the Scowcroft Building at 23rd Street and Wall Avenue.
The new building will feature state-of-the-art construction that will achieve a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Silver certification.
LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system in which a building is designed and built using strategies intended to improve performance in energy savings, water efficiency or carbon dioxide emissions reduction.
The new IRS facility will incorporate high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, water-efficient fixtures, energy-conserving lighting and the use of regional and recycled building materials.