The city of Peoria has announced plans to prioritize public safety. As part of a vast 7,100-acre master-planned community in north Peoria, a joint public safety facility is set to be established.
Positioned north of the Central Arizona Project, east of Vistancia Boulevard, and just south of Twin Buttes Road, the facility aims to be a stronghold of safety. It’s designed to house a fire station, complete with up to five bays for catering to fire and medical needs, and a police substation to support the anticipated growth in the area.
The project, a partnership between the city and Vistancia Development LLC, has a committed budget of $20.65 million. Funding sources for the project include impact fees, general obligation bonds, and a segment from the city’s general fund.
“Rapid emergency response is critical for our public safety crews to ensure life-saving emergencies result in positive outcomes,” says Peoria Mayor Jason Beck. “I’m proud of this partnership with Vistancia that will assist in our city’s commitment to keep public safety a top priority.”
This future hub of safety will be strategically located next to the upcoming 2.5-acre Twin Buttes Preserve Trailhead. A hiking trail system nestled amidst the picturesque mountainous regions will offer both residents and visitors a blend of nature and safety. Upon completion, the facility will also feature parking for 12 vehicles, shade ramadas, and a water station. The project will also include the extension of Twin Buttes Road that would occur simultaneously with the public safety building and trailhead construction to minimize redundancies and construction costs.
“We look forward to continuing our long-term partnership with the city of Peoria to offer the highest quality services and amenities to support our growing community,” says Mark Hammons, general manager of Vistancia. “The facility site is centrally located and will enhance the services already established to serve our residents and greater Peoria area.”
Although final designs for the facility are still being fine-tuned, construction is projected to commence in the fiscal year 2025. With an objective of cost-efficiency, the extension of Twin Buttes Road is planned to coincide with the construction of the public safety building and trailhead.
Design of the Joint Public Safety Facility is underway with planned completion this fiscal year supporting construction in fiscal year 2025.