Indianola Public Safety, City Hall, & Library Facilities Conceptual Design

Indianola, Iowa
  • Client
    City of Indianola
  • SQ. FT.
    49,000 square feet (public safety)
  • Budget
    $25,547,461 (Estimated)
  • Market
  • Year
    2020 (study)

As the first major initiative of its newly adopted comprehensive plan, the City of Indianola hired OPN Architects to conduct facility assessments, space planning, and conceptual design of several city-owned facilities in order to improve spaces for staff and services for the community. OPN began by conducting an in-depth assessment of the fire and police department facilities, city hall, and public library. Virtual tours and community, stakeholder and staff surveys were also conducted. The new building is oriented on the site to allow for optimal response times and pull through bays. The fire department will remain in the building during construction to reduce impacts on response times. Police will temporarily relocate.

The new two-story multi-departmental facility contains offices, meeting rooms, work rooms, kitchenettes, classroom, day room, study, restrooms, fitness area, sleeping for personnel, and eight-bay apparatus bay, as well as small storage rooms and building support rooms. A rooftop patio and green roof aid in employee comfort and building performance. There will be secure covered parking for approximately 20 police vehicles, as well as surface parking for approximately 15 fire department vehicles.

While not seeking to achieve LEED certification, the building will implement energy savings systems and sustainable design, including a full Solar PV array system. Following the completion of planning, the city is pursuing funding via a bond referendum.

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