Oct. 25, 2021 – South Sound 911 board members, and Executive Director Deborah Grady and Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards, celebrated the official grand opening of South Sound 911’s new headquarters with a ribbon cutting and flag raising ceremony. Pictured below from left: Dan Rankin, Bruce Dammeier, Victoria Woodards, Lillian Hunter, Julie Door, Deborah Grady, Mike Brandstetter, Pat McElligott, and Matt Holm.
July 14, 2021 – South Sound 911 announced its public counter will officially open Tuesday, July 20!
July 2021 – The first of South Sound 911’s staff are expected to begin moving into the new facility in mid-/-late July. Customers and visitors with appointments are advised to check our website and social media to confirm our location before visiting. The move will occur in phases beginning with administrative, technical and Records staff, followed by 911 and dispatch operations relocating in phases over several weeks.
2020 – Construction progress and notices are posted on the Construction page.
Sept. 19, 2019 – The official groundbreaking ceremony was held at 10 a.m. at the site of the future PSCC (3580 Pacific Ave., Tacoma). South Sound 911 Board of Director members and Executive Director Andrew Neiditz participated, as did Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards and Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor.
Aug. 19, 2019 – After Board of Director approval, South Sound 911 issued a Notice of Award to Kassel & Associates, Inc., for a $32.7 million construction contract. Kassel & Associates, Inc., was the apparent low bidder in a bid process which concluded in July. With the construction bid coming in under estimates, the cost of the facility is $59 million — under budget from the original $65 million estimate.
July 23, 2019 – The Pierce County Council approved Ordinance 2019-46, authorizing the issuance of limited tax general obligation bonds for construction of South Sound 911’s PSCC. The amount is not to exceed $65 million.
June 13, 2019 – The pre-bid conference was held at 1:30 p.m. at West Pierce Fire & Rescue Station 20 (10928 Pacific Hwy SW, Lakewood).
Dec. 20, 2018 – A project update was published in the Infobulletin newsletter.
Aug. 30, 2018 – The CallisonRTKL team corrected the space estimates published in community meeting materials and in the the Infobulletin.
Mar. 15, 2018 – At a special meeting, the South Sound 911 Policy Board authorized a contract with CallisonRTKL to design the public safety communications center. The unanimous vote supported a contract which includes schematic design, design development and the preparation of construction documents, as well as consultation during the construction phase.
September 2017 – CallisonRTKL was awarded a contract to perform programming and pre-design architectural and engineering services for the PSCC.