Public Safety Facility Project
Mayor O'Connell and her Administration Proudly Present the Public Safety Facility Project (90 County Street)
Our Public Safety team does some of the hardest work in our City. They fight fires, respond to medical emergencies, keep the peace, enforce the law, and take care of the most vulnerable members of our community. When we need them, they are there for us. In return, our first responders deserve to work in a facility that meets their needs. Some of our firefighters currently work in a fire station that is one of the oldest in the entire country. Our police officers have worked out of a "temporary" location for 45 years. It is time for our City to care for our first responders as they care for us. My administration is excited to embark on this project and to build a new home for our Police and Fire Departments. Please join us as we work together to build the Taunton Public Safety Facility!
Mayor Shaunna O'Connell
September 2021: City of Taunton acquires 90 County Street in anticipation of building a new Public Safety Complex
August 2022: Owner's Project Manager is retained to oversee Project
October 2022: Project Designer is hired and engages immediately with Taunton Police and Fire Departments to begin process of determining the needs of the Departments
November 2022: Completion of programming space needs
December 2022: Completion of schematic design and site investigation
January 2023: Estimates and final design adjustments
February 2023: Presentation to Municipal Council and City residents of findings and costs
March 2023: Community Information Session at City Hall (March 13, 6pm); Open Houses at Police Station (March 11, 11am-1pm) & Central Fire Station (March 25, 1pm-3pm); Telephone Town Hall (March 29, 6pm)
April 2023: Community Information Session at City Hall (April 12, 6pm); Open Houses at Police Station (April 8, 11am-1pm) & Central Fire Station (April 15, 1pm-3pm); Special Election (April 29, 8am-2pm--Ballot vote passes 1,868 - 972 - 6)
May 2023: Design Development begins. Design Development includes: how the building will be built, including the materials and methods that will be used; Designers will explore technical details, such as electrical and plumbing systems, heating and ventilation, and fire protection. This stage is critical, as it helps to ensure that the building can be constructed as intended, and that it meets all relevant regulations and codes.
July 2023: Requested Bids for the demolition of existing structures on the 90 County Rd site
August 2023: Prequalification advertised for the Contractors for the construction project (demolition contract awarded to to Pasquazzi Brothers, Inc from Cranston, RI)
September 2023: Demolition of the existing structure at 90 County Street
October 2, 2023: Present project update at City Council Meeting
October and November 2023: Meet with the Conservation Commission to receive permitting for storm-water design and protection of wetland resource areas
December 2023: General Contractor will be advertised for public bidding process for construction of Public Safety Facility
January 2024: Receive bids from General Contractors
February 2024: Award contract to General Contractor
March 2024: Construction is scheduled to begin!