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I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Freight Building Usage Upgrade
2. Project Description (One Sentence): Upgrade, insulate, and heat the Nevada Northern Railroad Freight Building for year round usage.
3a. Project Location: County: White Pine
3b. Project Location: City: Ely
4. Department (department requesting project): Cultural Affairs
5. Division (division requesting project): Museums & History
6. Agency (agency requesting project): Railroad Museum
7. Agency contact person: Sean Pitts
8. Contact phone: (775) 289-1663
9. Contact email:
The Department ranking of this project:
10. The Department will rank their projects 1 through the lowest ranked project (i.e., If 5 projects were submitted by the Department a ranking of 1 would be assigned to the most important or most needed project and a ranking of 5 would be the least needed project). 19
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? Unknown
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 2128
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended) 2128HVA1, 2128ENR1, 2128CUL1
14. Is the property State Owned? Yes
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned? Yes
II. Narrative Section 
1. Project Description: The Freight Building of the Ely State Museum is becoming increasingly popular as a community meeting space. There is currently no insulation or heat in the building nor space for food preparation. This project proposes to bring the building up to professional standards to allow the public year round access to exhibits and meeting space in an energy efficient and comfortable environment.
2. Project Justification: The Freight Building is becoming a popular venue in eastern Nevada. In 2012, over 3000 people attended an event in the building during summer months. Because there is no insulation or heating source, the building is only open seasonally. This project will continue the building's restoration and bring it into year round public use where exhibits can be seen and special events attended.
3. Project Background Information: The Freight Building was built in 1906 and is the oldest building on a complex recognized as a National Landmark. It has undergone significant restoration between 1999 and 2009 which readied it to be open to the public. This project is the next step in returning this structure to full community availability. The project has been on CIP request lists.
4. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
a. Type of equipment to be replaced:
b. Year existing equipment was installed:
c. Manufacturer of existing equipment:
d. Model of existing equipment:
e. Are there any known hazardous material abatement? No
5. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): The use of the Freight Building will be curtailed to summer months if this project is not approved. That will greatly diminish the availability of exhibits to visitors of the Museum. In addition, special events could only be held seasonally.
Health, Life Safety, and/or Legal Issues
6. Please describe any health, life safety, and/or legal issues that will be resolved by completing this project (Short Essay): Staff of the Nevada State Railroad Museum - Ely regularly works in the Freight Building. During winter months a historic sheet metal building without insulation or heat is problematic. It is a potential health hazard to our staff and volunteers that they have braved to move the Museum's mission forward. Without completion, years of planning and effort will come to a stand still since exhibits cannot be installed without a climate controlled building.
7. Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
a. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? No
b. Has any design work been completed on the proposed project? Yes
c. What is the latest date this project could be completed without disrupting your program?
d. What is the driving proposed completion date? The project would best be completed in warmer months.
III. Preliminary Construction and Funding Sources Section 
Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate and Funding Sources (The SPWD will prepare all final cost estimates. This schedule is for preliminary purposes only.)
1. Land (if land must be purchased): 0
2. Off-site construction: 0
3. On-site Development: 0
4. Utility connection fees: 0
5. Water rights deeded: 0
6. Furniture, Fixture and Equipment: 0
7. Specialty equipment: 0
8. Data and network equipment:
9. Telephone equipment costs:
10. Moving:
11. Renovation of vacated space:
12. Correction of known deficiencies: 197,217
(describe deficiencies) Lack of insulation and lack of heat are the buildings largest deficiency. Lack of a food preparation area is the 2nd deficiency
13. Any known commitments:
(describe commitments)
14. Known hazardous material abatement:
(describe hazardous materials)
15. Total project costs: 0
16. Proposed funding of total project cost:
a. Agency:
b. Federal
c. Other/Donor
d. State 197,217
(describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
Total: 197,217
17. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 16a, 16b, or 16c funding sources are providing funds.
a. Name
b. Phone Number
c. Email Address
IV. Site Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
1. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres)
2. Will this project require new parking spaces? No
3. Are utilities available to site? Yes
4. Will project require relocation of existing utilities? No
5. Are there any required off-site improvements (or right-of-way dedications)? No
6. Is the site in a flood plain? No
7. Is the site in an airport impact zone? No
8. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks? No
9. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions? No
10. Will the site require an environmental assessment? No
11. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required? No
12. Will any Utility connection fees need to be paid? No
13. Will any water rights need to be deeded? No
14. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities? No
15. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? No
16. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe): No
Describe Site Considerations:
V. Programming Section 
Programming (New construction, building remodels, and building additions only)
1. Has any architectural programming occurred?
(Programming is an architectural definition of the needs/problems that must be addressed by the project)
2. Has any advanced planning occurred in previous CIPs?
3. Usable Square footage required (including storage space)
a. New Construction SF:
b. Remodel/Renovation SF: 220
c. Addition SF
d.Total project SF:
4. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) :
5. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility: 3
6. Approximate number of visitors per day: 50
7. Will this project require funding for any furnishings, fixtures and equipment? Yes
8. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (i.e., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks): No
9. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate? 25
10. List of required facilites (laboratory space, classroom space, office space, conference rooms, cafeterias, maintenance shops, garages) and any unusual related equipment required for your project: Food preparation space will require commercial appliances of refrigerator, warming oven, sink, and table.