A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the Public Safety Building is set for Tuesday, October 25 at 5 p.m.
Construction began in January 2009 and was completed on schedule and under budget. With the highest approval rating in City history, 83 percent of Coral Springs voters overwhelmingly approved a $13.5 million bond referendum in 2006 to help build a hurricane-proof Public Safety Building while expanding the facility’s capacity, improve the City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and build a new main fire station.
In addition to the bond, the City obtained a $1.3 million grant from FEMA for hardening the outside structure of the Public Safety Building to withstand 140-mile-per-hour winds, as well as a $550,000 FEMA grant to build out the EOC. The grant funds allowed the City to make important improvements now that were scheduled for a later date, and avoid making them payable from local taxpayer dollars.
“This renovated building allows us to improve the delivery of public safety services by shortening emergency response times, and centralizing critical Police equipment for a better, more coordinated response,” Chief Duncan Foster said.
The building is located at 2801 Coral Springs Drive, just north of Royal Palm Blvd.