After a thorough facilities analysis, the Village of DeForest decided to move forward with a recommendation to address needs at its existing Village Hall and Public Safety Building. The solution includes extensive renovations and additions to the existing facilities to build a “like-new” civic campus.
The Village Hall received a one-story addition which includes a new lobby, several conference rooms for public use, and office space. The existing portion underwent renovations to update current office and support spaces. Staff work rooms and break-out areas were also added to promote unique interactions. In addition, clerestory and daylight windows are now used in both public and private spaces to allow natural light in the space. The Public Safety Building also received a one-story addition that now houses office space, changing rooms, evidence storage, and a garage. The existing building was renovated to upgrade current areas and to meet department needs.
Both building additions include new entrances and parking areas. To achieve a cohesive campus, the new additions have a similar modern design and be constructed with similar materials, including masonry work. The project was complete in February 2017 and the facilities now allow the Village to properly serve both its citizens and employees alike.