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From the Ground Up: Greene County Public Safety Center

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Owner/developer: Greene County
General contractor: DeWitt & Associates Inc.
Architect: Pellham-Phillips Architects & Engineers Inc. and Architects Design Group (Winter Park, Fla.)
Engineers: Olsson Associates Inc., civil; Mettemeyer Engineering LLC, structural; Pellham-Phillips Architects & Engineers Inc., mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 55,000 square feet
Estimated cost: $19.7 million
Lender: None
Estimated completion date: March 2012
Project description: The $19.7 million public safety center will house Springfield-Greene County 911 and the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management. Construction is funded through a combination of federal grants, a community block grant and 911 sales tax revenues. The three-story building, which will be able to withstand an F5 tornado, also will include an emergency operations center, from which more than 70 federal, state and local response agencies can coordinate and sustain operations during a disaster.[[In-content Ad]]

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