Proposition 4: Public Safety
The 2015 bond package includes $12,865,000 for public safety improvements.The Public Safety proposition includes:
- New fire apparatus maintenance facility
- New police records building
- Replacement of fire stations 3, 4, and 7
- Updates to the Fire Training Facility
Police Records Facility
|Project Complete||July 2019||A new police records facility is completed within the new APD headquarters, Municipal Court, and Customer Service Center, located at 4565 South 1st Street.||2019|
|Project Modified||2016||The need for a new police records facility is realigned with plans for a new APD headquarters to be located at the former KMart location off of South 1st Street. Bond funding for a police records facility is combined with the new police headquarters project.||2019|
|Planning||2016||City staff are working to identify and/or acquire property on which to locate this facility. Once a location has been established, the City will begin procurement of Design and Construction services.||2018|
Fire Training Center
|Design Process||Fall 2019||To Be Announced||2020|
A new Fire Training Center is planned to be constructed at 4242 East Lake Road in 2020.
Fire Stations 3 & 7
|Completed||March 9, 2018||Construction complete - ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremonies for both stations!||N/A|
|Under Construction||May 4, 2017||Groundbreaking ceremony - construction begins||All 3 Stations in 2018|
|Bid Awarded||March 2016||The construction contract awarded to Speed Fab-Crete. Both firms actively working with City staff to design the station that will be constructed at all three sites.||N/A|
|Design Process||March 2016||The design contract for all three stations has been awarded to the local office of Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper.||N/A|
Fire Stations 3 and 7 were completed in the spring of 2018. Station 3 is at Vine and South 17th streets behind Jefferson Center, and Station 7 is on North Pioneer Drive, north of First Street.
All three stations have similar design that features larger apparatus bays and living areas, as well as space for future expansions.
Fire Station 4
|Completed||December 15, 2017||Construction Complete - Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Ceremony!||N/A|
|Under Construction||November 29, 2016||Groundbreaking Ceremony - Construction Begins||All 3 Stations in 2018|
|Bid Awarded||March 2016||The Construction Contract has been awarded to Speed Fab-Crete. Both firms are actively working with City Staff to design the station that will be constructed at all three sites.||N/A|
|Design Process||March 2016||The Design Contract for all three stations has been awarded to the local office of Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper.||N/A|
Fire Station 4 was complete in December of 2017, and is located at 3802 Grape Street.
Abilene Fire Fleet Facility
|Completed||August 16, 2017||Abilene Fire Fleet Facility Grand Opening!||N/A|
|Under Construction||November 22, 2016||Groundbreaking Ceremony - Construction Begins||Fall 2017|
|Design Process||September 27, 2016||Initial Designs Created by Jacob and Martin/Hansen Engineering||N/A|
|Bid Awarded||May 28, 2016||Design-Build contract was awarded to the team of Jacob and Martin/Hasen. The facility will be located on property out at the Abilene Regional Airport, near the exit from Loop 322.||N/A|
Construction began in November 2016 on the new Fire Fleet Maintenance Facility, at Abilene Regional Airport near Loop 322. The facility will have multiple apparatus bays, specialized maintenance equipment, and customized storage and office space. It is expected to be completed in August or September 2017.
Conceptual Building Massing