Florida city opens consolidated police and fire complex
Sanford, Fla., celebrated the opening of its $15.8 million, 76,000-square-foot Public Safety Complex in November. The complex, which houses the city’s police and fire departments in a two-story building, includes space for vehicle evidence processing and emergency vehicle storage, as well as a five-bay fire station, crew quarters, and a fire administration and emergency operations center.
Designed by Winter Park, Fla.-based Architects Design Group, the complex is designed to withstand wind speeds over 150 miles per hour, and the mechanical and electrical systems are fully redundant to ensure the complex can function in a disaster.
In addition, the complex includes several energy-efficient features, such as an automated building lighting control system, Low-E windows, Water Star-compliant plumbing fixtures, recycled materials, and irrigation from the city’s reclaimed water system.