This award-winning 31,000 SF police and courts building planned and designed by Police Facility Design Group was funded under a public safety bond referendum that also included a fire station. It sits immediately adjacent to City Hall and also serves as Council Chambers. Integration of the new facility into the historic fabric of downtown Pittsburg was critical to the success of the project. Proximity to the historic central library and a planned miner’s memorial park were all important considerations in the site planning and design aesthetics selected for the project. A significant portion of the building is hardened to support dispatch staff working through extreme weather conditions. The court room is also is included within a hardened zone of the building and can provide for emergency operations center functionality and for general staff shelter.
This project was completed in association with WSKF Architects of Kansas City, Missouri. With construction complete in 2008 by Crossland Construction, the project received the Award of Excellence from the Associated General Contractors of Kansas.