Wayland hosts public safety open house

By: 
Virginia Ransbottom, Staff Writer

The city of Wayland is hosting an open house input session Thursday, March 19, to collect ideas for a new police facility and renovation of the fire department.

New police facility input starts at 6 p.m., and fire department renovation input begins at 7 p.m., both at the fire department, 160 W, Superior St. Light refreshments will be served.

In January, the city council approved hiring InForm Architecture to design conceptual plans to build a new public safety facility to house city and state police in the industrial park and overhaul the fire department.

While still in the exploratory stage, the firm will take into account public input before providing conceptual floor plan designs and cost estimates.

City manager Mike Selden said the public will have another opportunity for input before a final presentation is given to the council in June.

The idea of constructing a new public safety building has been brewing for several years. Both city and state police are cramped for space. If a public safety building were to be constructed on Reno Drive, city police could turn over their space to the fire department. The city police and fire department currently share the same building.

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