The Pacific Northwest’s rural areas are evolving from their historic lumber industry roots; small mill towns like Prineville, Oregon are looking for ways to revitalize their local economies. Code Unlimited, in conjunction with Colebreit Engineering and Eclipse Engineering, is helping the new owners of the Prineville Mill to redevelop the mill for industrial use to bring back local manufacturing and business.
We evaluated the life safety, structural, and MEP systems for compliance with the applicable codes. Our report's scope and framework were confirmed with Crook County building and fire officials who had declared all standing portions of the site as dangerous and closed the site back in 2017. Our evaluation concluded that the building meets the code and safety and safety requirements, and the project can move forward with tenant improvements.
Though not classified as a historic structure, the owner intends to keep the facility's unique character and cultural value. The building is ideal for indoor and outdoor large-scale industrial use with high bay structures, high capacity water supply and power, and rail spur. Code Unlimited is proud to contribute to the success of this project!