In 2015, the Town approved funding to build a new public safety complex to replace the Police Station and Fire Station 4 both of which were built in 1959 and suffered from serious, and in some cases, insurmountable deficiencies. The combined emergency services facility features a joint Dispatch Center, several common spaces, appropriate separation of public and secured areas, and expansion potential. For the first time, this coastal town, which is frequently a victim of damaging and dangerous storms, has a designated Emergency Operations Center within its public safety facilities which also functions as a Training Center and Community meeting space.
Constructed on part of what is known as the Ellis Estate a mile north from where the original facilities stand, the new location enables quicker response to North Scituate and the Minot Beach area. Artful landscaping and vegetation surround a new raingarden and two gravel wetlands form the site’s creative stormwater management system.
Owner Town of Scituate
SQ. FT. 27,740
Photographer Ed Wonsek