Joint-Use Public Safety Facility: Designed to Withstand Disasters
The City of Savannah selected Hussey Gay Bell to provide design services for a new Public Safety Building located on Hutchinson Island. The new building is planned to be located on two adjacent lots by Resort Drive and Grand Prize of America Avenue – together the parcels total approximately 1.9 acres. The building is a multi-story joint police/fire station facility and is being designed to withstand a Category 2 storm event. The new building is needed for the protection of the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, the Westin, SEDA and the large public events that occur on Hutchinson Island, as well as future development.
The first floor is designed to include a lobby, reception area, conference room with video-conferencing capabilities and support spaces. It will also house Fire Department staff inclusive of offices, living quarters, break room/kitchen and apparatus bays. The second floor is designed to include a lobby, reception area, conference room with video-conferencing capabilities and support spaces. The facility will be ADA accessible and energy efficient.
Programming areas include 2 apparatus bays, living quarters, offices, storage, sleeping quarters, common training room, laundry room, kitchen/dining, lobby, conference room.
Pending overburdened soil compaction, the project is currently on hold.