Fryday & Doyne collaborated directly with the Town of Pineville’s Citizen Service Departments, Town Staff, and Town Council to develop the conceptual plan and programming documents for the Town of Pineville’s Government Services. Working directly with with the end users of potential new facilities to develop an understanding of the current and future square foot space and land use needs unique by each Town Department.
Planning considerations included: Pineville’s existing Downtown Master Plan, Downtown Overlay District Codes and town property. The Town Departments were “test fit” in multiple locations in and around the downtown core. These test locations were then reviewed with Town Department Supervisors, key Town Department Personal and Fryday & Doyne to determine advantages and disadvantages for each department’s potential future location.
The results of this process yielded five Government Service Master Plan Options, each with specific advantages and disadvantages. From these studies, the Town of Pineville and the Town Council were able to make effective and informed decisions about the future department locations and their impact on the town of Pineville.
The programming process also involved basic research of similar facilities. Tours were undertaken of the Belmont, NC Police Station, and various town government facilities in Matthews, Cornelius and Lancaster, SC. In each case the town had recently built facilities similar in size and/or services to their citizens that are similar to the services the Town of Pineville provides. Town Staff and Administration toured and met with occupants of the various facilities. During the visits, special attention was given to department adjacencies, size, and square footage allocations. Objectives for the visits included understanding what was liked and disliked about the buildings recently built and to discover what design changes they would make now, having lived with the facilities for some time. The intent of this process was to allow the Town of Pineville to benefit from the design process and results of recently built similar facilities. Below is the refined site plan that led to the development of the Town of Pineville Police Headquarters.