The City of Forest Park has outgrown its current facilities in practically all of its departments. In particular, their police department services have increased dramatically and their finance department has grown in both staff and records. Due to limited flexibility in funding alternatives, the city must address its needs in modest phases. As a result, the City of Forest decided to complete a facilities assessment and master plan for their main city services complex.
As a result, the city prioritized several functions for phase one implementation based on available funds, immediate needs, and practicality of the work. The first phase of the work primarily will be comprised of expansion space for the technical service aspects of their police department.
MSA reviewed the city’€™s current facilities, conducted interviews with department heads, and surveyed staff in order to assess current and future needs. Anticipated growth and current trends in city services were used to inform the master plan. MSA evaluated the city’€™s needs and funding methods in order to arrive at solutions that meets the programmatic needs of the city, is cost effective, and can be completed in multiple, small modest phases without disrupting existing services.