Midland approves architect firm for training facility
The Midland City Council voted in favor of awarding an architectural firm an agreement to develop a master plan for the Midland Public Safety Training Facility. The firm will now move forward with performing design, construction documents, construction bidding and negotiation and construction administration services for the city.
Approximately 150 acres will be dedicated to the facility that is meant for both fire and police. It would go in the same area as the current training facility in southeast midland. The current facility sits on 80 acres.
Phase 1 of the project will include three buildings housing administrative, tactical and training facilities. The first building would be administrative and would include classrooms, a wet lab, auditorium, offices and workstations for fire and police department training, a kitchen and an academy breakroom.
The second building would feature a Simunition (not-lethal training ammunition) shoot house, storage, an armorer, offices and a laundry area. The third would have a defensive tactics training room, locker room and showers.