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Las Cruces East Mesa Public Safety Complex
The city has authorized a contract for the construction of a $11 million East Mesa Public Safety Complex and has issued a notice to begin construction to the contractor. The approximately 35,000-square-foot, two-story building will house Fire Station 8 and the city police department's East Area Command, according to a news release. The project architect is Williams Design Group of Las Cruces in association with RMKM of Albuquerque. White Sands Construction, which has offices in Las Cruces and Alamogordo, is the general contractor for the project. The city has leased the land for the project from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management through a Recreational and Public Purposes lease. The site is on the east side of Sonoma Ranch Boulevard, slightly north of the Lohman Avenue intersection, according to the city. The building will be comprised of two wings that meet in a broad V shape, according to city officials. Police will be in one wing; the city’s Fire State No. 8 will occupy the other. An 8,000 square-foot shared spaced between them will hold meeting rooms, training room and a gym. Green building A goal was to incorporate sustainable building features into the project, said Eric Martin, city facilities management administrator. The orientation of windows allows for passive heating and cooling. Xeriscaping will be used at the site. And much of the natural desert landscape will be left intact. The East Mesa Public Safety Complex has won the following award: The Justice Facilities Review (JFR) by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice documents best practices in planning and design for Justice Architecture including functionality, security and safety, technology, accessibility, community impact, and sustainability. Economic feasibility (first cost and long-term cost of ownership), longevity (life-cycle performance and operation), and aesthetic achievements are also essential elements for identifying the success of these projects.
Completion Date: 05/10/2017
Owner: City of Las Cruces Architect: WDG Architects
Location: Las Cruces, NM