Berea Municipal Police and Fire Safety Building 

Location

Berea, Kentucky

Site

44,300 s.f.

Completion

2017

Cost

$10,146,000

Brandstetter Carroll, Inc. originally performed a study for the City of Berea to determine if it would be feasible to yet again renovate the building and provide an addition to house Police and Fire operations.  Following the completion of the study, the City agreed that it would be in the best interest of the community to proceed with Brandstetter Carroll’s recommendation and move forward with the project in April of 2015. 

The existing City Hall is just over 12,000 square feet consisting of a basement and two stories.  This space was renovated to better suit the City Administration, Finance and Planning Departments.  Approximately 32,000 square feet was added to the building for the Police and Fire Departments which house administration, evidence, vehicles, apparatus and living quarters. 

Maintaining an aesthetic appeal consistent with the “Center of Town” context was a large component to the project.  This was achieved through the use of local materials such as brick and stone.  In addition, circulation patterns were tirelessly studied to derive the best outcome as the public, police and fire all have different circulation routes and access points to and from the building.