Interior work underway on Public Works building and

“The Sandlot” opens 2022 movie season

By Chuck Gibson (City News provided by Krista Rose) 

LOVELAND, OH (July 12, 2022) – Interior construction is underway on the new Public Works office and garage building where construction of the exterior shell has been completed. Details of the progress are outlined in a City of Loveland Press Release issued earlier today, Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

Summertime means summer fun in Loveland and the popular Movie in the Park series returns with a big hit: “The Sandlot” leads off the season at Phillips Park Saturday, July 23, at 7 p.m.

Here is the full text of the City of Loveland Press Release announcing the start of the Movie in the Park season:

The City of Loveland’s Movie in the Park series is back! The first event is Saturday, July 23 with a showing of The Sandlot.

All movies will be shown at Phillips Park, 11667 Rich Road. Please note this is a location change. Due to increased interest, the event location has been moved from the East Loveland Nature Preserve to Phillips Park.

The July 23 event will begin at 7 p.m. with pre-show fun including games; a dunk tank; a raffle to win tickets to Cincinnati Reds, Dayton Dragons, or Florence Y’alls games; a photo booth with a favorite Sandlot character; and food trucks. The movie will begin at approximately 9 p.m. For more details about the movie night, please visit https://lovinlifeloveland.com/events/movie-in-the-park-the-sandlot/

This year’s series is presented by the City of Loveland and BRS Insurance. Save the dates for the 2022 lineup:

Saturday, Sept. 17:  Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Saturday, Oct. 8:  Hocus Pocus

Here is the full text of the City of Loveland Press Release updating work progress on the Public Works office and garage facility:

Public Works Building for City of Loveland (Provided)

DER Development Company, LLC began excavating the site in January 2022. The new facility is located at the city’s Public Works complex (10980 Loveland-Madeira Road), just northwest of the site’s current office building. The facility boasts 2,400 square feet of office space and 3,800 square feet of garage space.

On the office side of the facility, concrete flooring has been poured, framing completed, and construction crews are installing drywall in the offices. HVAC, plumbing and electric work is taking place.

On the garage side of the facility, remaining utility connections will be completed in the coming weeks, and then the garage’s concrete pad will be poured. That will be followed by the installation of garage doors in the four bays.

The facility is expected to be completed in early October, dependent upon supply chain schedules.

A unique feature of the building will be its 40 solar panels, totaling 16,000 watts, on the rear of the roof. The city has contracted with Melink Solar & Geo based out of Milford, Ohio, to install a system to provide an estimated 85% of the building’s annual electrical needs.

“The idea of adding solar panels to the new building to offset future electric costs was intriguing to City Council and staff,” said David Kennedy, Loveland City Manager. “Besides the obvious electric cost savings, it was agreed that the new Public Works building would be an ideal location for the city’s first venture into solar-powered public facilities.”

The facility replaces the site’s current building, which is more than 45 years old and prone to flooding. Additionally, the new building will provide storage for equipment that is currently stored outside due to lack of covered space.

For more information about this project, please contact City Engineer Cindy Klopfenstein at (513) 683-0150.