The construction on the City’s new Public Safety Complex commenced in September of 2013. The 36,000 square foot Complex is located on the former Hannah Homes site. The facility now houses the City’s police and municipal court operations. The City’s growth over the past several years generated a needed increase in the area of public safety. The previous location of the department and municipal court (Wadsworth Building) could not house the entire force. The police department was spread out in several other locations in the City. This project allowed the City to bring the police force back under one roof, which facilitated a much more efficient operation. In fact the operating cost has decreased. As of now the City’s Police Department is only operating this one location which is more energy efficient, as well as permitting increased productivity.
This project was 98% funded by SPLOST, the remainder was funded through Impact Fees and Confiscated Assets.
As a separate project but also affiliated, an access road was built going through the property connecting Augusta Drive and Jefferson St. that was named after Reverend Joseph E. Hannah. Also completed in February 2015 and 100% funded through SPLOST 2007 and SPLOST 2013.
City of Newnan Project
Public Safety Complex Budget: $8,500,367.12
Access Road Budget: $1,112,130
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During the actual construction, consideration was given to budgetary concerns. Beyond the lobby, the facility is very basic and cost effective. The City focused on putting the most dollars in the Lobby (citizen) area and Courtroom since this area is most visible and has the most traffic. For example, Terrazzo flooring was used in the lobby and even though this product is a little more expensive than some of the other flooring used in the facility (carpet tiles, VCT, etc.); this is the most high traffic area and will last for many, many years to come.