Lapeer Public Safety Building

Lapeer, Michigan

Project Summary Points:

  • 10,000 gross square feet, Phase I
  • Occupancy Date: November, 1988
  • Completion Costs:
    • Estimated: $700,000
    • Actual: $691,500
  • 9,000 gross square feet, Phase II
  • Owner’s Target Completion Date: April, 2002
  • Actual Completion Date: February, 2002
  • Construction Duration: 300 days
  • Owner’s Construction Budget: $1,000,000
  • Actual Construction Amount: $1,100,000
  • Project Delivery: General Contractor
  • Project Architect: Gregory N. Mason, A.I.A.


Phase I

Phase I consisted of a new building constructed for the City of Lapeer Fire and Police Departments.  The shared use of this facility by the two departments required that special design considerations be taken for optimum use by the employees.  Contained within the 10,000 square feet of gross floor area is a 4-bay apparatus room, dayroom, hose tower, dispatch room, locker room, offices and support facilities. The brick exterior was accented with a complimentary brick color in a rowlock band pattern. Site improvements that were part of this project include parking, drives, lighting, landscaping and signage.

Phase II

In 2000 CHMP was contracted for design services relative to Phase II building additions that were planned for prior to the construction of Phase I.  These building additions cover an aggregate floor area over 9,000 square feet.  Additions consist of an additional apparatus bay, a dormitory and day room for male and female fire fighters, additional office space for the police department, a roll-call room, conference space and a full basement.  The project was completed early 2002 ahead of schedule