Currituck County recently met with Sussex Development Corporation to launch the design phase for development of the Currituck Public Safety Center. This project will include an approximately 47,600 square foot building, with construction to begin in the late summer or fall of 2019.
The Public Safety Center is targeted for completion in late 2020 with an approximate project budget of $18 million. It will house the Currituck County departments of Sheriff, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, and 911 Communications. The building will also include multi-functional space to be used as the county’s Emergency Operations Center when necessary. In addition, the facility will provide offices for N.C. State Highway Patrol and N.C. Forestry staff based in Currituck County as well as educational space for College of the Albemarle’s public safety program.
Construction will take place in Currituck Community Park, at a building site east of Currituck Regional Airport and north of the Regional Aviation and Technical Training Center. A separate pre-engineered metal building, of approximately 13,800 square feet, will provide storage and training space for the center’s various departments.
Sussex Development Corporation, which previously built the YMCA facility and the Regional Aviation and Technical Training Center in Currituck County, was selected as the lead firm to oversee design and construction of the Public Safety Center. Sussex has chosen Boomerang Design to serve as the project’s architectural firm. Boomerang also worked with Sussex on the design for the Aviation and Technical Training Center.
Updates on the progress of the Public Safety Center will be provided throughout the project.