The architect firm Prochaska & Associates of Omaha provided McCook city staff with its first preliminary rendering of the building layout. The firm was directed by City Council to provide proposals for the new City Municipal Facilities, at both the $5 million and $5.25 million levels, during the June 7 meeting.
McCOOK, Nebraska -- The McCook City Council reviewed a preliminary architects rendering of the proposed McCook Municipal Facility at Tuesdays semi-monthly City Council meeting.
The new facility, which would house McCook Police and Fire departments as well as the City administration offices, would be located at 304 W. Fourth, home of the West Ward School building. The school building has previously been set for demolition and at Tuesdays meeting Land Construction of Lincoln was awarded the demolition contract for $96,880.
Council member Lonnie Anderson inquired about the potential for drive-through parking for the police department and Jerry Calvin expressed concerns regarding the storage of cleared snow on the new parking lot, saying he believed that to be a contributing factor that lead to the current state of the Public Safety Center's parking lot.
The soon-to-be demolished West Ward School is home to at least 30 trees. After concerns were raised by council member Jerry Calvin, during the June 7 meeting, the McCook City Council decided that any trees small enough to be moved would be and architects would be directed to preserve the larger trees within green spaces.
City council directed city staff to request the architect firm, Prochaska & Associates of Omaha, be available for questions at the next City Council meeting, July 12.
Council will seek voter approval for the sales tax funded project this fall and hopes to break ground in the Spring of 2011.