Visalia Emergency Communication Center

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Visalia Emergency Communication Center

City of Visalia

Awards

2018, American Public Works Association Central Valley, Project of the Year

Architect of Record, Darden Architects retained McClaren, Wilson and Lawrie, Inc. (MWL) and LPA Architects, to complete a detailed space needs and site feasibility assessment for a new emergency operations and communications center. This project is the first in a multi-phase development of the master planned City property. Two stories, and designed in a distinctly modern style, the Emergency Communications Center building houses the City’s 911 dispatch team. These hard-working individuals were formerly stuck working in the basement of the police station. The new space overlooks the adjacent Mill Creek and provides a state of the art work space. Fire Department administration is also housed temporarily in the building as well as the City’s traffic management center. The Visalia Emergency Communication Center building is 18,700 Square feet on a 4.2 acre site. The Master Plan calls for the new police station and evidence storage building next, with the final phase being the relocation of City Hall.