Wednesday 19 Jun 2019

County Looks At Moving DSS Into Bussman Building

Wayne County takes the first steps for breathing new life into an idled facility.

On Tuesday, County Manager Craig Honeycutt told the Wayne County Commissioners they’re looking at moving the Department of Social Services into the 71,000 square foot Bussman Building on Dixie Trail.

One catch – Honeycutt says the building is below the foot board in the City of Goldsboro’s floodplain and would need to be eight inches to be brought into compliance.

The construction costs were estimated to range from $4.5 million to $7.5 million, and the design fees would be 8% of the construction costs.

The county can also decide if it wants to do all the renovations at one time or space them out over a multi-year period.

On Tuesday, the Wayne County Commissioners approved the fee proposal from Skinner Farlow Kirwan Architecture for providing design services for the relocation of the Wayne County Department of Social Services to the Bussman Building/Dixie Trail Property.

However, the commissioners also want more specific numbers on the project.


  1. jbwbubba says:

    Why not wait and see what they are going to do with Edgewood School, and then use it for the new DSS. More central located, easier all the way around.

    • Waynecountynative says:

      It would probably cost quite a bit more than the $4.5 million figure to update the Edgewood campus to serve as DSS headquarters.


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