Warren County Celebrates Ribbon Cutting at New Public Safety Building
On Tuesday, October 23rd Warren County officials gathered with nearly 100 employess and citizens for the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Warren County Public Safety Building. The facility is located at 200 Skyline Vista Drive and houses the Sheriff’s Office and Department of Fire and Rescue Services.
“For a long time, our public safety employees have worked in less than ideal conditions,” stated Board of Supervisors Chairman Archie Fox. “Today we officially open a state-of-the-art facility that will last this community for many years to come.”
County Administrator Douglas Stanley echoed Chairman Fox’s statements saying, “It is with the strong support of current and past members of the Board of Supervisors, that we have set out each year to address the need for upgrading our facilities through our Capital Improvements Program. The Public Safety Building represents the next facility in a commitment to provide modern, efficient, convenient, safe and secure facilities for the County employees and the public they serve.”
Sheriff Daniel McEathron and Fire Chief Richard Mabie were in great spirits as they welcomed the audience, commended the Board of Supervisors, County Administration and staff, and thanked the citizens of Front Royal/Warren County for providing the much needed facility. After the ceremony, tours of the facility were given by County staff. According to Moseley Architects Project Manager Tony Bell, the building contains roughly 48,000 bricks, 44,000 square feet of space, 20,000 square feet of carpet, 200 doors, 169 different rooms, 168 parking space, 8 emergency communications workstations, and 3 flag poles.
The project was put out to bid in June 2010 with the winning bid coming from Neilsen Builders. The project is pursuing LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council.