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Edmond council will consider hiring design team for new public safety center

Edmond City Council members will vote on hiring Frankfurt Short Bruza as the design team for the new public safety building. Voters increased the sales tax a half cent for five years to build the new police headquarters, 911 and emergency management operations center.
by Diana Baldwin Published: April 7, 2012

A contract with Frankfurt Short Bruza for the design work on the public safety center will be voted on by the Edmond City Council on Monday.

The contract is for $2,065,821.

Edmond voters on Oct. 11 approved a half-cent sales tax increase for five years to build a new $25.5 million public safety center to house police headquarters, 911 communications and emergency management operations.

The additional sales tax went into effect Sunday.

The design firm worked on plans the first time the public safety center went to a vote of the people in November 2008; that measure failed. It also was involved in the design work of the University of Central Oklahoma's Forensic Science Institute and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Forensic Science Center.

Council members will make a decision at their 5:30 p.m. meeting at 20 S Littler Ave.

Designers will help council members determine a location for the new downtown complex. The public safety center will be constructed on land the city already owns. Tearing down a city-owned building could be a possibility.

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by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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