The City will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its expansion of the Public Safety Building and Fire Station 80 on Monday, April 13 at 5:15 p.m.
In 2006, Coral Springs voters overwhelmingly approved a $13.5 million bond referendum that would improve and expand our Public Safety Building, as well as reconstruct Fire Station 80 on the same parcel.
The existing Public Safety Building will be hardened to withstand 140-mile-per-hour winds. Fire Station 80, which currently sits adjacent to the Public Safety Building, will be rebuilt on the site as the first LEED certified public building in Coral Springs. LEED practices encourage and promote sustainable, eco-friendly construction projects. The four-bay, 13,000-square-foot station is the department’s central, busiest station and will house not only firefighters and a battalion chief but an aerial truck, rescue units, the air support unit and reserve apparatus. Old Station 80 will become additional space for the Police Department. The department also will see the expansion of its current Dispatch and Emergency Operations Center facilities, along with an extra 4,000 square feet of office area.
The City is on track to have its public safety facilities revamped by summer 2010. The Public Safety Building is located at 2801 Coral Springs Drive, just north of Royal Palm Blvd.