Over the last two decades city facilities have been assessed for condition and overall functionality. A study conducted in 2005 concluded that the city needed an addition 100,000 square feet to meet the needs at that time. Minimal investment has been made in the City’s facilities and has left the city facing many challenges in this area. In 2022, the City began addressing these needs with the purchase of 825 Tech Center Drive. This will address the needs of the Police Department, City Hall, and the Senior Center.
Solutions for the Public Service and Parks Maintenance facility on Oklahoma Ave. are under consideration but are challenged with the lack of open land for a facility of this size. In addition, the residents have identified a desire for a Community Center. As these facility needs are addressed, it will be critical that the replacement of building systems is properly planned in the future.