Clermont County breaks ground on Phase 1 Filager Campus Improvements

BATAVIA, OH (June 15, 2023) – Clermont County broke ground today on the $18.5-million Phase 1 Filager Campus Improvements project. Monarch Construction Co. of Cincinnati was awarded the construction contract on May 31. Construction will begin this month with an estimated completion in the summer of 2024.

The project will replace outdated buildings and outdoor storage for County Engineer’s Office Highway Operations and Clermont County Fleet Maintenance. The new facilities will take the place of the existing facilities, many of which were constructed in the 1950s and 60s.

The 7-acre campus across State Route 222 from existing facilities will have total building square footage of 74,550.The project will include a highway operations building, a salt storage building, two covered equipment and material storage buildings, a fleet maintenance building and a fuel island.

“This is an investment in our future, one that will help Clermont County more efficiently and cost-effectively provide services to the citizens of our county,” said Bonnie Batchler, President, Board of County Commissioners. “In about a year from now, you’ll see a modern facility at this location that will help Clermont County provide top-quality service to our citizens.”

“I’m grateful to the commissioners for seeing the need for this project,” County Engineer Jeremy Evans said. “This will provide our dedicated and hard-working employees with a setting that will allow them to better maintain the equipment they use to maintain the county’s many roads and bridges.”

The project is being funded by the county capital fund.

A second phase would include demolition and cleanup of existing buildings and construction of office space for the Engineer’s Office, County Facilities and Clermont Transportation Connection.