New public safety building is open, secure, green — and ready for the 'big one'

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  • Ace7 Bountiful, Utah
    July 16, 2013 6:22 p.m.

    I wish there would have been more in the story about the fire department. They are moving into the new building as well.

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    July 12, 2013 8:12 p.m.

    What is with all the sour grape comments. Great building, long overdue. Ultra Bob all buildings eventually become obsolete. What is your point.

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 12, 2013 8:14 a.m.

    It is very hard for me to see that the new public safety building will be better in any sense of the word in the service to the people of Salt Lake City and Utah in general.

    It will be interesting to see if the people of Salt Lake City will be able to see any difference in the service received from the public safety group.

    It will be interesting to see how many years go bye before the new building becomes obsolete.

    The taxes we pay for public safety should not be used to provide a tourist attraction, a public park and any thing else not associated and not needed for the public safety

  • RBB Sandy, UT
    July 12, 2013 7:03 a.m.

    Nice architecture. If only the city could have kept the GSA from building the ugliest building in Salt Lake - the new federal court.

  • No One Of Consequence West Jordan, UT
    July 11, 2013 10:18 p.m.

    Nothing exceeds like excess!

    Please tell me again why the people of Salt Lake County wouldn't be better off with one fire agency (Unified Fire) and one police agency (County Sheriff's Dept.) and one dispatch center.

    At least it has public areas to give the homeless population somewhere else to go when they tire of the library.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    July 11, 2013 2:51 p.m.

    When they claim "net-zero" will they show their utility bills output and what power was generated into the system?

    How will these solar panels produce power during the winter and maintain this "net-zero".

    Does the extreme rise in costs to make a "net-zero" building, justify raising the taxes on those of us that struggle to heat and cool our own home?

    I agree they needed a new building. But, the hype that they are creating over "green" buildings in my opinion is fluff.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    July 11, 2013 2:41 p.m.

    The idea of community policing architecture is overrated.
    I sure will I could afford a new building.