PUBLIC SAFETY

Overland Park Fire & Police Facility

 

The 23,500-sq-ft facility is designed around the needs of both public safety agencies
The 23,500-sq-ft facility is designed around the needs of both public safety agencies.
The 23,500-sq-ft facility is designed around the needs of both public safety agencies
Four apparatus bays accommodate the mix of fire equipment with flexibility for future changes
Four apparatus bays accommodate the mix of fire equipment with flexibility for future changes.
Four apparatus bays accommodate the mix of fire equipment with flexibility for future changes
The Fire Dept. kitchen is equally homelike and durable
The Fire Dept. kitchen is equally homelike and durable.
The Fire Dept. kitchen is equally homelike and durable
The Police Dept. bays house tactical vehicles, equipment and storage
The Police Dept. bays house tactical vehicles, equipment and storage.
The Police Dept. bays house tactical vehicles, equipment and storage
View of Police Dept. kitchen and administrative space
View of Police Dept. kitchen and administrative space.
View of Police Dept. kitchen and administrative space
Staff of both departments share a common fully equipped fitness area
Staff of both departments share a common fully equipped fitness area.
Staff of both departments share a common fully equipped fitness area
This Police Dept. area provides space for training and briefings
This Police Dept. area provides space for training and briefings.
This Police Dept. area provides space for training and briefings

LOCATION:

Overland Park, Kan.

SIZE:

23,500 Sq. Ft.

Overland Park selected WSKF Architects to complete a Needs Assessment for the City for the proposed Fire Station 5 replacement. The initial scope of work was to provide primary space for the Fire Department with minor space for a Police substation. However, as review of needs evolved, it became apparent that a Police Department needs were greater than initially conceived. As a result of planning and discussions, the initial project transitioned into the current four-bay drive-through fire station with living quarters for 12 and a new Police Tactical Operations facility complete with special apparatus space and office space for 40 personnel in the Bomb, Canine, Dive and Tactical Response units. The combined facilities represent 23,500 gross square feet. The facility is situated on a 5-acre site near 163rd and South Antioch Road and provides parking space for approximately 95 visitors and staff. The City envisioned the final design as a co-located facility thus offering some economy of use through sharing of space. Examples of space needs for the Fire Station include offices, living quarters and apparatus bay space while the Police Unit includes administrative offices, patrol briefing, lockers and armory. However, both areas of the facility are designed under “essential facilities” criteria. The facility design was created to fit in aesthetically with the new BluHawk development.

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North Kansas City, Mo.
110 Armour Road
North Kansas City, Mo., 64116
816-300-4102 (F)

Kansas City, Kan.
707 Minnesota Ave., Suite 506
Kansas City, Kan., 66101
816-300-4102 (F)