The City of Kalamazoo hired DLZ to provide complete architecture, engineering, and construction administration services for the new Kalamazoo Public Safety Station to replace an existing facility that had become functionally obsolete.
The new facility totals approximately 18,000 SF and accommodates both full-time police and fire-fighter personnel. The program includes
- three drive-through apparatus bays
- gear storage
- living quarters
- a multi-purpose training
- community room
- a storm shelter
The site is within a residential neighborhood near downtown Kalamazoo; public amenities will include new sidewalks, parking, lighting, and development of an adjacent park.
The project is an important upgrade in the City’s public safety services infrastructure. The Kalamazoo Public Safety Station facility will allow the Police and Fire Departments to move from outdated, functionally obsolete space that was expensive to maintain and no longer met the programmatic needs of the department. The contract for construction was awarded in November 2021 and is anticipated to be complete in October 2023. The project will be LEED Certified.