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9/17/2013 2:18:00 PM
Cottonwood Council sees plans for new Communications Center
Architectural rendering of Cottonwood’s proposed Regional Communications and 911-Center.
Architectural rendering of Cottonwood’s proposed Regional Communications and 911-Center.

Jon Hutchinson
Staff Reporter


The Cottonwood City Council received a presentation and virtual tour of the proposed Regional Communications and 911-Center last week.

Dispatchers are now housed in a cramped space within the Public Safety Building along with police and fire.

Kyle Swanson of Arrington Watkins Architects made the presentation, along with City Project Manager Scott Mangarpan.

The city conceived of the idea as a structure that other agencies could invest in it as contributing partners and owners, but so far, though the space is expected to also serve other companies, they are expected to be subscribers, not partners.

The building is to be initially sized at about 6,400 square feet with an additional area to allow the structure to be expanded, when needed.

The space will house six communication consoles, though only five initially will be installed. The expansion would provide for two additional consoles.

Swanson said the building will have a high degree of security with protections including bullet-proof glass. The building will be constructed on land adjacent to the Public Safety building. Visitors would have to pass through Public Safety to reach the communications center.

"It is not going to be a bunker," Scott Mangarpan said, responding to a council comment.

The existing communications tower will be sufficient and will remain in place, according to the city project manager.

Mangarpan said the building will use the same low-maintenance cut-face block exterior and will borrow some color themes from the Public Safety and Library buildings.

The architects are now about halfway through the construction documents.

Rudy Rodriguez, Cottonwood's Administrative Services General Manager, said, "It has turned out to be a good project. We now just have to work out the financing,"

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