Steadfastly maintaining a solid commitment to the principle of increased public safety, the Prosper Town Council has moved forward with the initial steps in the completion of Phase 2 of the Public Safety Complex.
Phase 1, which includes the Police Department Headquarters and Communications Dispatch Center, was completed last year on Town-owned property just west of the downtown area. Dedicated and occupied in October 2020, the existing building sits at 801 Safety Way and includes administrative offices, a command center, conference rooms, an exercise facility, showers, locker rooms, temporary detention space, ample parking spaces for department vehicles, and various utility spaces. The facility also houses the Communications Center, where dispatchers receive 9-1-1 calls and relay emergency messages to the Police and Fire Departments.
Safety Way, a two-lane concrete street located in the Town’s geographic center, was constructed to accommodate the Public Safety Complex, and connects to the Dallas North Tollway on the west and Cook Lane on the east, providing quick and easy access to all areas of Prosper.
Phase 2, a free-standing structure which will include a new Central Fire Station, Fire Administration, and the Town’s Emergency Operations Center, will be built adjacent to the current structure, and take advantage of its central location to provide firefighting and ambulance services to Prosper’s growing central sector.
The current Central Fire Station, 1500 East First Street, will be renamed and will be dedicated to serving the Town’s eastern neighborhoods as well as the burgeoning commercial center at Preston Road and US 380. Fire Station No. 2, 1140 South Teel Parkway, is positioned to provide rapid response service to neighborhoods in west Prosper, including Windsong Ranch and the businesses at US 380 and Gee Road on the Town’s western boundary.
At the April 27 Town Council meeting, a Construction Manager-At-Risk contract was awarded to Pogue Construction Co., LP of McKinney. The firm of Brown Reynolds Watford Architects has already been contracted for the architectural and engineering design of Phase 2. Pogue was chosen over several other bidders based on criteria which included five variables: Overall Ability to Meet Town Objectives; Experience with Similar Facility Construction; Qualifications of Project Personnel; References; and Cost Proposal. The construction company has built the Complex’s Phase 1, Fire Station No. 2, and Town Hall. The overall budget for Phase 2 of the Public Safety Complex is $18M and is expected to be completed in early 2023.