Public safety facilities in Lafayette will be seeing a significant upgrade now that construction is underway for a new downtown Public Safety Building and Parking Garage. American Structurepoint is providing civil, structural, and architectural design services for a 70,000-sft, 4-story building housing the Lafayette Police Department headquarters. Police personnel will receive an improved and more spacious work environment, and the building features state-of-the-art technology such as a real-time crime center that will provide more data points to evaluate during major incidents.
The design team collaborated with city and police officials to incorporate public spaces and ample access to natural daylight into the project design. A 2-story glass atrium opens directly to the public, and an outdoor terrace connects the street level with a rooftop landscaped plaza. The landscaped plaza is directly adjacent to a community room. Together, these spaces can host a variety of meetings, events, and public gatherings. Also included is a new connecting parking garage with approximately 468 spaces for City staff and the public. Construction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2023.