Metropolitan Utilities District officials have announced where their headquarters will be moving to.
At Wednesday's Board of Directors meeting, directors approved management's recommendation to purchase the property at 7350 World Communications Drive, near 72nd and I-680, as the District's new headquarters. MUD is selling its current headquarters at 17th and Harney Street to Douglas County. The purchase agreement is finalized and the property is scheduled to close later this month. A separate lease agreement will allow the District to occupy the building through April 2020.
M.U.D. President Mark Doyle says the move will take the District in new direction. “Our downtown facility has served our customers and housed our employees since 1926. Although this decision is bittersweet, it’s the next step in our long-term strategy to realign our organization, improve efficiencies and enhance collaboration among our employees. Our new headquarters will also support our infrastructure replacement efforts, including ramping up our water infrastructure replacement work.”
The property at World Communications Drive includes a three-story brick office building with more than 91,000 square feet and a parking garage. The building will accommodate more than 300 employees from administrative and professional functions of the company.
The District says it is committed to maintaining a downtown presence for payment kiosks and customer interactions with M.U.D. planning to occupy space at the OPPD Energy Plaza building starting in September.