FACILITIES NEEDS ASSESSMENT STUDY

CITY OF CHUBBUCK COMPLETES FACILITIES NEEDS ASSESSMENT STUDY

Consultant finds that existing municipal building space is insufficient to accommodate current and projected demands

With the City of Chubbuck’s population having nearly doubled since 1990 from 7,834 to an estimated 14,869 residents in 2017, and with the City continuing to experience growth, LCA Architects and the City have completed a detailed Facilities Needs Assessment Study to determine what needs coming growth likely will be through 2037. Using historical and projected growth rates, current and future staffing needs, and building space inventories, the study identified space deficits due to current and project overcrowded working conditions, needs for building spaces, and needs for additional fire stations to meet response time demands. LCA Architects found that currently, the City has a deficiency of nearly 28,000 square feet between all of the departments including police and animal control, fire, maintenance, parks, and city hall administration and that by 2037, an estimated 68,470 additional square feet will be needed beyond that which currently exists.

“In light of the findings of study, over the past several months department heads and I have been reviewing options and costs for how to meet current and projected demands” said Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England. “Options that we have evaluated include expanding and remodeling existing city hall to continue to accommodate the police department and city hall, remodeling existing city hall to accommodate the police department and constructing a separate city hall building, and identifying where to best locate future fire stations. We have to do something as our employees are stepping over each other just to do their jobs.”

Mayor England and the department heads expect to present an option to the City Council at this year’s upcoming budget proposal.

Attached is a copy of the Facilities Needs Assessment.

CONTACT:
Clerk’s Office
Joey Bowers
208-237-2400 ext. 201
jbowers@cityofchubbuck.us