Wells, ME Public Safety Facility
Wells, ME Public Safety Facility

As the Specialty Design Architect, ADG joined the Town of Wells in their mission to re-create their Town Center with a new public safety facility incorporating their police, fire, and ambulatory services. As a seaside, tourist community Wells has a police force that expands during the summer tourist season to three-times its off-season capacity. Wells selected the ADG Team for their proven planning expertise and success in building support. Starting with a community engagement and planning process to visualize a solution that accommodates their unique force fluctuation, the process focused on a state of the art facility that embodies a sympathetic design language to form the center of this quaint, nautical community. Incorporating a new fire department central station and ambulatory response unit placed the community’s comprehensive safety services onto one central campus. Adding to the project was the consolidation of two fire sub-stations into one station strategically located to minimize fire a ambulatory response time. The feasibility study and concept design solution is complete and a voter referendum is scheduled in the fall of 2016 to fund construction.