Construction

Kassel & Associates, Inc., began construction on the new public safety communications center (PSCC) in late-September 2019, with expected completion in spring 2021.

Please visit the design page for information about the building or see the presentation materials from the Aug. 22, 2018, community meeting.

Construction Progress

    • Mid-November 2019: Forms were set for the building’s footings and 330 cubic yards of concrete has been poured!
    • Sept. 19, 2019: The ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony was held.

Work Hours

Work hours will generally be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., but times may vary slightly during the winter. Some Saturday work will occur throughout the project, as needed, but will be in accordance with Pierce County regulations.

As with all construction work, noise should be expected, but there will be no pilings (“pinging”). Perhaps the most annoying noise will be the back-up “beepers” on trucks and heavy equipment. This cannot be helped as it is a state requirement and carries large penalties if not used.

Areas around trailers and storage areas will be lighted, but neighbors should not have lights shined at their residences.

Traffic and Parking

All deliveries will enter at the SE corner of the site (Pacific Ave. and South 36th St.). Trucks will offload on-site, turnaround on-site, and exit the site at the same entry point. Worker parking will be on the west half of South 36th St. and elsewhere on-site. It is the intent of the construction company to keep vehicles off the surrounding residential streets as much as possible.

Security

The site will be securely fenced with 6-foot high construction fencing. Security cameras will also be installed.

Residents attending the Aug. 28, 2019 community meeting advised of a potential need for an on-site security presence. Should additional security be needed, Kassel & Associates, Inc. will work with South Sound 911 for a solution.

Debris & Materials

The site will be maintained for cleanliness on a regular basis. There will be large containers on-site to collect recyclables and construction waste. These containers will be transported off-site to a regulated refuse facility.

Public Safety Communications Center

How can our neighborhood group get an update on the project at our next meeting?

Please email info@southsound911.org or call 253-798-7441  to request a speaker from our project team.

How many workers are expected on-site on a given day?

The count will vary depending on the work being done. At the peak time, towards the end of the project, there could be as many as 100 construction workers on-site.