A new $8.5 million, combined 27,000-SF Public Safety Building will replace separate outdated fire and police facilities. The new building will include several joint functions, including a reception lobby, a fitness center, and a training room.

The police amenities will include offices, evidence processing and storage, an armory, a patrol room, and a separate entrance for those in custody. Fire department amenities will include administrative offices, five apparatus bays, a decontamination room, much-needed bunk rooms and a day room.

Central Fire Station will be razed to make room for the new building.

Port City Architecture designed the new building.