Roseville is moving forward with plans for a new Department of Motor Vehicles office. What that means for residents is a shorter wait time, larger space, more parking spaces and short-term jobs created.
Construction is expected to begin this summer for the 16,306-square-foot office on Galilee Road, the Sacramento Business Journal reports. The new office will have roof-top solar panels.
The larger DMV is expected to open January 2014, according to DMV spokesperson Jessica Gonzalez, located on an approximately 3.93-acre site. The site is currently in lease negotiations and the proposed rental rate is $70,000 a month based on the commercial real estate market in Roseville, Gonzalez wrote via email.
Gonzalez said the DMV relocation is necessary because of Roseville's growth over the years and the current site is currently undersized.
The Harding Boulevard building, a 4,505-square-foot space, was built in 1973 and currently handles an average of 10,516 transactions per month. The current Roseville DMV employs 21 people and the DMV does not expect an increase in the number of employees at the new building, Gonzalez said.
According to the SBJ, the average wait time at the is 39 minutes for someone without an appointment.
“The one on Harding is very impacted because of the last 20 years of growth in Roseville,” Geoff Griffin, project manager with TM & Associates told the SBJ. The state agency needs the new facility, especially given the expected growth of west Roseville."
TM & Associates is owned by local developer Tom Manz, who submitted an application for design approval from the City of Roseville for the new DMV office.
The new location will be located at 7100 Galilee Road, about four miles from the current Harding Boulevard location.
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