ADG, in association with G. Scott & Associates, Architects PLC, provided programming and design services for a multi-faceted Frankfort Public Safety Facility which accommodates four separate entities: the Police Department; Fire Department Administration; Emergency 911 Dispatch / Communications; and the City Emergency Operations Center. An integrated part of the Law Enforcement Complex is an extensive evidence intake, processing, and storage component, as well as booking and intake, criminal investigations, holding and training areas.
The concept of a singular structure resulted in significant project savings, with the joint utilization of common elements such as emergency power, mechanical / electrical systems, as well as traditional public areas consisting of a lobby, restrooms, and community meeting rooms. The initial cost savings has translated into long term savings by reducing operational costs.
The premise of co-siting the referenced entities was beneficial to the city so that critical “first responder” services were all accommodated in a secure and survivable facility. Located adjacent to the Kentucky River, the new facility is elevated above the flood plain and protected by a flood wall.
Site planning and architectural design concepts permitted the continued utilization of the existing police building until the new three-story structure was completed.