On Wednesday, September 22nd at 6:00pm, Warren County officials came together with Moseley Architects and Nielsen Builders, Inc. for the official ground breaking ceremony for Warren County Public Safety Building. The event was open to the public.
The 44,370 square foot facility, which will be located on Skyline Vista Drive across from Skyline High School, will house the Sheriff’s Office and Department of Fire and Rescue Services. The public areas of the building will include the main building lobby, the Fire and Rescue Services waiting room, and when permitted, a community meeting room and training room. Warren County’s E911 operations will be located in the facility and its associated radio tower will also be housed on site. The Sheriff’s Office will contain individual suites for Administration, Investigations, Patrol, and Animal Control. The facility will also provide report and briefing rooms, locker rooms, and support spaces to allow for more efficient operation.
The Public Safety Building was designed by Moseley Architects and comes with a construction price tag of $10,549,000. With the project’s furniture, communications equipment, and architectural and engineering fees the total cost comes to $15,252,444. The project is being funded through a combination of cash ($7.0 million) the County received as part of going to twice-a-year billing and leftover funds from the 2009 financing of the Warren County Middle School improvements ($7.5 million). The project was put out to bid in June with the winning proposal coming from Neilson Builders. The project is pursuing LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification from the United States Green Building Council.
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