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  City of Sturgeon Bay City Hall/Police/Fire Station, Page 58City of Sturgeon Bay City Hall/Police/Fire Station

Somerville, Inc.
2100 Riverside Drive, Green Bay, WI 54301

LOCATION: Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Date Bid: Aug 2005
Construction Period: Oct 2005 to Aug 2006 
Total Square Feet: 50,279
Site: 91,476 square feet. 
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: Ground floor, 13,769; basement, 5,752; first floor, 12,937; second floor, 17,821; total, 50,279 square feet. 
Building Height: Garage, 21’; basement, 12’8”; first floor, 13’4”; second floor, 13’10”; total, 30’. 
Basic Construction Type: New/Steel Frame with precast & masonry exterior. 
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, precast. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete, precast. 
Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.

STRUCTURAL/MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Somerville, Inc. - 2100 Riverside Drive, Green Bay, WI 54301
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Joseph Schmitt & Sons, Inc. - 2104 Union Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53082
CIVIL ENGINEER: R.E. Lee & Associates, Inc. - 4664 Golden Pond Park Court, Oneida, WI 54155

The City of Sturgeon Bay desired to replace old, existing City facilities on a new downtown site where the old high school had once stood. The 2.1-acre site sloped downward from east to west approximately 8 feet. The Architect used the sloping site to create a split-level design, with the main grade level accommodating through-site access for firefighting apparatus and police vehicles.

The building was positioned on an axis that aligned with the downtown and a major visual intersection, giving the building entrance a prominent orientation. The building wings were designed to surround and embrace a new civic plaza that was created at the northwest corner of the property.

The basement level includes an Emergency Command and Control Room for use by City officials for crisis/disaster management, and the necessary mechanical and electrical equipment rooms. The ground floor contains the Police Department and various City Administrative Offices. The first floor contains the Fire Department Apparatus Room, which was designed as a four-bay drive-through facility. It also contains a three-vehicle Police garage that includes an additional space for impounding vehicles. 

The Police Garage is carefully designed to allow law enforcement to securely move suspects from the Police Garage to hardened interrogation rooms within the Police Department.

The second floor contains the Fire Department, the City Council Chambers, the City Administrator's and Mayor's offices. A central circulating core connects all levels, and provides for separate and secure staff circulation apart from that used by the public.

The building was designed with load-bearing exterior precast concrete insulated sandwich panels complete with inlaid thin brick accents. This allowed the building to be quickly enclosed during winter construction. 

The City's strategy of building a single facility to house Administration, Police and Fire Departments allowed them to share square footage for circulation, storage, support, mechanical space, as well as sitework costs, eliminating a significant amount of square footage and additional construction and operational expenses that would have been required if three separate buildings (one for each department) would have been built.

DIV. 7: Membrane: Firestone.
DIV. 8: Windows: Advantage Wausau; Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer; Hardware: LaForce; Skylight: Imperial Glass Structures; Glazing: Oldcastle.
DIV. 10: Lockers: Tiffin Metal Products. 
DIV. 16: Lighting: Metalux, Halo, Portfolio, Corelite, McGraw Edison.

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