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Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Peterborough Municipal Facilities A Needs Assessment Study
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Questions Do current municipal facilities for the Town of Peterborough support the efficient and proper delivery of town services? Can existing structures be renovated and/or expanded to meet current and anticipated near-term needs? Are there alternatives for combining space and program needs of the various town departments?
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Observations Each Town Department suffers under the burden of space constraints compounded by outdated equipment and building systems. Some departments are using facilities that date back over 35 years. Many facilities are not up to current standards; consequently many have no possibility of meeting Town needs over the next quarter century.
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Summaries Police Fire Recreation Department of Public Works –Water Department Aggregate Space Needs Capital Budgets Joint Facility Options Evans Flats Opportunities
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Police Needs Building and systems in good general condition Adequate separation of aggressive persons from the remainder of the prisoner population Separate holding areas for juveniles as required by state law Repair damaged standby generator enclosure Additional archive record storage area for 700 letter size files per year Security cameras Additional space for 24 hour dispatch will require new equipment and personnel
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Police Wants 1 Improved security separating public from operation areas. Controlled environment for weapons, ammunition, and sensitive evidence storage Sufficient secure storage for bicycles and other general evidence. Additional squad room and office space for future officers A drive-through two bay Sally Port
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Police Wants 2 Adequate size police officers equipment and locker room Protect existing/future vehicles from weather and vandals Interior space to clean police vehicles year- round Fitness/exercise room for use prior to and after work.
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Retain Grove Street Location
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Renovation is Possible
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Fire Department Fire and Rescue Department built in 1945 and was 12 years old in 1957, when Elvis was King. Originally built for the Department of Public Works, converted for fire department in 1972. The building has been added onto twice. The site is too small to expand.
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Fire Department Undersized sized bays and doors require the department to special order larger vehicles. The building unlikely to meet seismic codes, and not sprinklered against fire. No space for a dedicated Emergency Operations Center (EOC). –Currently, the Fire Chief serves as the Emergency Management Director for the Town of Peterborough. Recent national and local natural disasters underscore the importance of community facilities which can operate in times of distress.
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Difficult Intersections Site too small for expansion Fire Department Site
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Fire Department Needs New fire alarm system Update 33 year old communication system Upgrade plumbing and HVAC systems –ADA compliant plumbing fixtures and showers –Energy Efficiency/Human Comfort – new HVAC distribution and control system Replace wiring within the apparatus garage to comply with codes
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Fire Department Wants Expanded apparatus garage capacity Exterior window replacement Space for new SCBA and related equipment Replacement of 25-year old Stand-by- Generator to handle additional capacity Generally expand and modernize facility
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. New 15,900 SF Fire Station
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Recreation Department Need of better storage –some equipment is stored exposed to the weather and some equipment is actually stored by volunteers in their homes. Current and future demand for recreational services cannot be met by current facilities. –Improved playing fields needed Unable to provide recreational services to the community during the winter, as it has no indoor facilities.
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Recreational Expansion Limited
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Future Recreational Sites Existing Sewer Lagoons can be reclaimed Site can hold large fields, even future indoor recreational facilities
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Future Recreational Sites 1976 Town Meeting approved the “managerial jurisdiction of a certain parcel of land at Evans Flats from the Public Works Department to the Recreation Department for future ball fields “
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Recreational Uses of Evans Flats
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. The Public Works Barn The Town was given the land for the current DPW in 1969, and the Department of Public Works was built in 1970. In 1969 man walked on the moon.
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Dilapidated Storage Building
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Public Works Department Significant need for additional garage space to house and service vehicles. Need for central bulk fuel storage facility –Permit biodiesel use. Water Department needs storage and facilities.
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Public Works Needs Additional Garage Space for vehicles Fire Alarm upgrades - new horn and strobes per current NFPA 72 code At least one bulk storage tank (4,000 gallon minimum) at cost of $40-$50,000 Improved Fuel Dispensing Tanks – provide spill contaminant protection
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Public Works Wants Upgrade exterior lighting to support after- dark work activity Upgrade plumbing systems –ADA compliant plumbing fixtures –A janitor room with a dedicated mop sink Provide backflow prevention for existing sprinkler and domestic water service Ground fault circuit protection for garage
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Crowded DPW Garage
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Equipment Stored Outside
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Police Garage Used by Water Department
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Water Facilities Require Upgrades
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Existing Uses Total 33,000 SF
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Observed Needs Total 70,000 SF
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Total Capital Budgets With assumed costs of site acquisition included, projected year 2005 costs are $12 million: –New 15,900 SF Fire and Rescue$3.9 million –Renovated 12,000 SF Police$0.8 million –New 25,000 SF New Public Works $3.7 million –New 10,300 SF Water/Wastewater $2.3 million –Renovated 6,700 SF Recreation$0.9 million Budgets (both space and cost) are consistent with comparable facilities identified in other communities.
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Joint Facility Options Costs prepared for free-standing, individual projects. Small savings achieved by combining new facilities on one site – the “Joint Facility Option”. –Savings would stem from some shared facility use, shared land use and therefore a smaller site-size requirement, and possibly a reduction in ‘soft costs’ of implementing one larger project rather than multiple smaller projects. Possible savings probably do not outweigh other factors, including relative need and appropriate site considerations –(the Summer Street Fire Department facility is older and less appropriate to current need than the Police Department facility on Grove Street).
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Evans Flats Land Use Analysis November 2004
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Evans Flat Options 2004 Evans Flats Land Use Analysis identified several options for the highest and best use of 27 acres of town-owned property. Several scenarios were developed with community input. 2 of 4 scenarios (Concept 2, Concept 4) generated in public sessions identified joint municipal facilities on all or part of the town land. Opportunity exists to site new facilities for both the Public Works Department and the Fire Department in the Evans Flats area.
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Conservation and Recreational Uses In 2001 the Strategic Planning Committee reported that a wetland scientist should be hired to explore the natural habitat and define the wetlands and developable land on the Town owned property. The Report identified this site is a prime location for the development of playfields, given its proximity to the existing recreational fields
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Planner’s 2004 Sketch
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Vacant/Low Use Properties Existing commercial properties for sale have potential municipal uses. Former telephone building Former car dealership used for water bottling plant
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. November 2004 Concept 1
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. November 2004 Concept 2
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. November 2004 Concept 4
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Municipal Facility Option 1 The National Guard Armory could be acquired and used for a new Department of Public Works The former car dealer ship, now a water bottling plant, could be replaced with a new Fire Department OPEN TO COMMUNITY PLANNING PROCESS
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Fire and DPW on Elm Street
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. Municipal Facility Option 2 The old Verizon site could be acquired and used for a new Department of Public Works The car dealer ship could be replaced with a new Fire Department OPEN TO COMMUNITY PLANNING PROCESS
Weller & Michal Architects Inc. DPW and Fire on Rt 101