newport city hall, police & fire department | newport,mn
This joint-use building integrates three municipal functions seamlessly under one roof. The City Hall has a large council chamber, private offices, and a public service counter. The Police Department has interview rooms, evidence sorting, and two squad car bays. The Fire Department has apparatus bays to accommodate 10 fire apparatus, emergency operations center (EOC), combination hose/training tower, laundry facilities, pressurized SCBA room, a day room, steam showers, and an ICC 500 rated storm shelter. The building also incorporates a training room, exercise room, a warming kitchen, conference rooms, and an outdoor seating area. The municipal exterior is constructed of precast panels with inlaid brick and stone, giving a strong and timeless appearance.