The facility, which will house police, fire and city administration departments, is a vast improvement over current facilities and will include many innovations, some as simple as the availability of public restrooms, now not an option for either the police or fire departments. Covered parking for the electronically equipped police cruisers and bay area that will allow the fire department to bring vehicles and trailers currently stored at the airport inside, are both eagerly awaited items for city employees.
Prochaska representatives also explained their intent for the metal roof to be of a lighter color, which will aid in reducing cooling expenses in the summer by reflecting sunlight. The floorplan was a slight modification from the last version presented to City Council, in that the "wings" of the building have been removed, conforming to a more rectangle design of the main floor. According to the architects this and other changes were made as a cost reduction measure and led to a building design that would actually be more adaptive should future expansion or renovation be necessary.
The project is in its design and development phase now, scheduled to begin drafting construction documents in April and on target to break ground in August.