By 2013, Park City had experienced a population growth of nearly 40% in the previous two decades. The city’s police department, courts and city administration had subsequently outgrown their shared building. Park City officials began the process of creating a new facility that would better serve the needs of the rapidly growing community. Their vision was to honor Park City’s past but also as a statement of their progressive future.
In 2014, WDM Architects was retained to give the city’s offices and police department a new home. Through collaboration with a building committee, a new, single-story steel frame building with no interior bearing walls and a partial unfinished basement was conceived.
An inviting and open lobby greets citizens upon entering. Natural light floods this shared space through clerestory windows.
People can conduct business with the Police Department, City Hall and the Municipal Courts through windows lining the lobby. Reception windows provide increased security for city staff.
The atrium lobby also includes male/female restroom facilities.
Built as a Statement: ‘We’re Growing’
Completed in 2017, the new City Hall and Police Station for Park City is roughly six times the size of the previous facility. Though there is currently ample room for city functions, the building was designed to have the potential for expansion in the future.
The Police Station
Offices for administration staff, officers, and support personnel
Booking area and Holding cells
Armory / gun maintenance / repair
Property and evidence storage
Covered parking for police vehicles
The City Hall
13 private offices
Office area for administrative staff
Code enforcement department
Building inspection department
Meeting rooms and workroom
Records storage space
Round-a-bout to slow traffic between parking areas and provide for user drop off
Bill drop-off box
Separate areas for police and citizens’ parking
Police parking (56 stalls total — 17 covered) is enclosed within a security fence system
Multi-Purpose Meeting Room
The City Council Room doubles as the Municipal Courtroom, and can be directly accessed off the lobby. The Executive Conference Room doubles as an Emergency Ops Center with reinforced ceiling and walls to provide shelter.