Pleasant Grove Fire Dept and Public Safety
Project Confirmation Number:
70 S 100 E
Pleasant Grove, Utah US 84062
Brief Description of the Project:
New construction of 2 buildings including a 5 bay fire department, fire fighter housing and administration. Public Safety/Court and community meeting areas.
Size of Building:
22,920 sq ft Fire Dept 27,135 sq ft Public Safety
Amount of Masonry Used:
2,000 - 4" honed CMU
4,000 - 6" Natural Gray CMU
1,600 - 6" honed CMU
2,500 - 8" Natural Gray CMU
2,500 - 8" Double sided honed CMU
6,500 - 10" Natural Gray CMU
67,000 - Emperor Brick
Project Completion Date:
April 1, 2019
Explain the Project and its Unique Use of Masonry Materials and Techniques:
Pleasant Grove Public Safety and Fire Department
The current public safety facility was built when there were only 11 employees in the department. There are now more than 50 people working in the same building, making working conditions a bit cramped.
In November 2016, residents voted in favor of a $9.5 million bond to fund new public safety facilities. Ground broke in December 2017 for the police station and the fire station, which was finished earlier this year.
The new police station has many advantages over the current one, such as improved safety with a bulletproof front desk area, a separate holding cell for juveniles and a dispatch center that is not adjacent to the front lobby. While the current building has an elevator shaft that is used to store evidence, the new station has a working elevator, allowing all visitors to have access.
While many new contemporary style stations are being built, a traditional design was chosen over a contemporary one to reflect an area’s heritage and the department’s tradition. Other reasons behind the style of station design include blending the structure into the character of the neighborhood. The history and tradition of the fire service is such that they want their building to personify that tradition. Utilizing a blend of red emperor brick for the exterior veneer lends itself to the historic look of a traditional fire department while also maintaining the strength and security that is needed. Because of the predominance of the exterior brick veneer being key to the traditional look of the building, much care was taken to assure the blending of the bricks was flawlessly executed. The combination of brick, honed CMU and precast panels makes the unique architectural design of the recessed soldiers, decorative stepped corbeling, popped out columns and arched windows a stand out in the community.
IMS Masonry, Inc
City of Pleasant Grove
Big D Construction
Photo Credit: Photo Courtesy of IMS Masonry