05/18/07 121 W - + 18 - 17 Lightner Public Safety Center Location Chosen


The corner of Hargett and McDowell streets was approved this week as the future location of the Clarence E. Lightner Public Safety Center. The long-planned project will comprise an estimated 146,000 net square feet and be headquarters for fire and police. It will also house the Emergency Communications Center, Emergency Operations, and Traffic Signal Control, as well as general office space as part of a proposed 260,000 gross square foot office tower. At one time there was talk of also including a fire station in the facility, though that was since dropped from the project we're told. The fire department's administrative offices are presently located at 310 West Martin Street and at Station 1. Here's the related press release.



I spoke with a gentleman who is heavily involved in the construction of this who works for the city. He told me that this was the plan many, many years ago, but it never happened. He also said that you’ll probably see all of “One Exchange Plaza”, a 10-story city building on Fayetteville St., emptied out and put in this building. Finally, he told me that P.D. admin would have to relocate for 3 years due to the demolition and then construction of the 17 floor “City Complex”.
Silver - 05/18/07 - 21:24

I currently work for Raleigh-Wake ECC, and they have told us that we’ll be moving out of the basement when this building is complete… they’re talking the top 2 floors (16 & 17)... that’s a great thing.
CJS (Email) - 05/19/07 - 08:47



  
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