New Police Station Design

    Pleasant Prairie Contracts Architect to Design New Police Station
    Posted on 02/15/2021
    Today, February 15, 2021, the Pleasant Prairie Village Board awarded an Architectural and Design contract to Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP (PRA) to develop new police station designs. The architectural and Interior Design firm provided similar services for the creation of Fire Station #1. The contract awarded Monday evening will equate to approximately $847,500 or 5.65% of the total construction, estimated at roughly $15M. The Police Station design costs are budgeted for 2021, using collected impact fees. 

    Consideration for a new Pleasant Prairie Police Station began in 2016 to address inadequate and limited space for a growing workforce and department. Pleasant Prairie built the current police facility in the early 1990s when the force was considerably smaller. 

    “While celebrating our 50th year of policing in the Village of Pleasant Prairie, we are excited to begin this new building project to enhance and support the law enforcement services we provide to our community,” said David Smetana, Pleasant Prairie Police Chief. “The new facility will allow for more efficient workspaces while delivering a modernized building that is welcoming for the community.”  

    The Village determined relocating the station near the Village center would be beneficial and purchased 4.47 acres of land to the south of Village Hall, along 39th Avenue in 2018. Those preliminary efforts were paused as the Village directed attention and resources towards the master planning of the Village Green Center (VGC) as a whole. The VGC Master Conceptual Plan now incorporates the Police Station to the north of Village Hall. With the VGC Master Conceptual Plan almost complete, Village Staff has re-engaged with Riley Construction for construction management and PRA for architectural and design. 

    The operational needs addressed by the new Police Station will include:
    • Evidence processing and more storage space.
    • Additional female lockers.
    • A large roll call room for training, emergency management, and extra meeting space.
    • Indoor parking of all agency vehicles and equipment.
    • Improved facility security.  
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