Currituck Public Safety Center Set to Open in 2020
by Think Currituck, on 11/7/18 2:38 PM
New Headquarters Coming for Currituck County Sheriff, Emergency Management, EMS and 911
Currituck County met with Sussex Development Corporation to launch the design phase for development of the Currituck Public Safety Center. This project will include an approximately 47,600 square foot building, with construction to begin in the late summer or fall of 2019.
The Public Safety Center is targeted for completion in late 2020 with an approximate project budget of $18 million.
The building will be home to the Currituck County departments of Sheriff, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, and 911 Communications. It will also include multi-functional space to be used as the county’s Emergency Operations Center when necessary.
In addition, the facility will provide offices for N.C. State Highway Patrol and N.C. Forest Service staff based in Currituck County.
College of the Albemarle is also contributing $1 million in state bond money toward construction and will use the facility as educational space for their public safety professional development training programs including Fire & Rescue Service, Law Enforcement and Corrections.
Construction will take place in Currituck Community Park off Shortcut Road, at a building site east of Currituck Regional Airport and north of the Regional Aviation and Technical Training Center.
A separate pre-engineered metal building, of approximately 13,800 square feet, will provide storage and training space for the center’s various departments.
Virginia Beach-based Sussex Development Corporation was selected as the lead firm to oversee design and construction of the Public Safety Center. Sussex previously built the YMCA facility and the Regional Aviation and Technical Training Center in Currituck County.
Sussex has chosen Boomerang Design to serve as the project’s architectural firm. Boomerang also worked with Sussex on the design for the Aviation and Technical Training Center.
Speaking to the Daily Advance, Commissioner Paul Beaumont, who serves on the Currituck Fire and EMS Advisory Board, said the new facility will provide what’s known as “data fusion,” allowing county officials to receive multiple feeds of information in real time, not just about the weather, but about fires and vehicle accidents as well.
Currituck County will own and maintain the new facility.