Location: Seward, Alaska
Client: Kenai Peninsula Borough
Market Sectors: Community
The Bear Creek facilities in Seward, Alaska were out of date due to age related deterioration of the existing structures and growth in the needs of the community. The new Public Safety Building provides a new home for the Seward Post of the Alaska State Troopers facilitating their access to the Seward Highway and the Seward Airport, thereby enhancing their law enforcement capabilities. Co-location with the Bear Creek Fire Department enhances coordination for search and rescue missions, as well as disaster response coordination.
The Bear Creek PSB also provides multi-use educational spaces for training and other community activities such as fire safety education, volunteer and Fire Protection Area meetings, even social activities such as pots lucks, spaghetti feeds, and holiday parties. The Bear Creek Apparatus Bay has concrete formed masonry exterior walls with integral rigid insulation that is both serviceable in wet conditions and impact resistant.