BKV Group performed a comprehensive study of the City of Albert Lea’s facilities, including the airport, city hall, library, fire station, police station, public safety answering point, public works, pool house, community center, ice arena, and a large park shelter. The team reviewed space functionality, interviewed staff and elected officials, and gathered data on future needs to create space programming for each city department.
Based on an overall public works master plan, this project is the first phase of a multi-phase expansion project that re-purposes a series of buildings and proposes multiple additional spaces.
Phase I provides administrative and support spaces including offices, locker rooms, conference and meeting rooms, along with other essential support areas. A planned phase II includes significant site work, a wash port and a fleet garage building.