City of White Bear Lake Public Safety Facility 2
City of White Bear Lake Public Safety Facility 3
City of White Bear Lake Public Safety Facility

City of White Bear Lake Public Safety Facility

In 2019, Wold was hired by the City of White Bear Lake to perform a comprehensive study of their Public Safety Building, which included both the police and fire station. The purpose of this study was to develop plans for adding a police garage and fire apparatus bays to the building, as well as investigate potential improvements to the functional operations of the Public Safety Department. Given the limited space for expansion on-site, our team collaborated closely with the police chief, fire chief and other city staff to carefully craft a facility solution that would meet all space and operational goals.

The project was guided by the City’s principles and addressed indoor parking needs and vehicle operations for both the police and fire departments while preserving the camaraderie and culture of these two essential services. In addition to practical considerations, the project also aimed to create a facility that would instill pride and serve as a recruitment and retention tool. Flexibility for future operations and service model changes were also taken into account, and fiscal responsibility was a top priority. Lastly, the impact on neighboring areas was carefully considered to ensure that the project was considerate of its surroundings.

Fast forward to the present, the project has completed its design phase, undergone the bidding process and is now entering the construction stage. Our team took a holistic approach to the project, creating an inclusive and interconnected space that fosters camaraderie throughout the departments.

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