Contractors: Public Safety Building not strong enough to support additional floors as planned

The Public Safety Building’s support structures cannot hold the additional floors that had been planned for a Dane County Jail consolidation project, though the concept designs and forms submitted to the city when the facility was built in the 1990s include the expectation that floors would be added.

Architects and engineers at Mead & Hunt and Potter Lawson told the county’s Jail Consolidation Project Review Committee on Wednesday that they believe the Public Safety Building is safe as it is now, but a structural analysis showed significantly more support on the columns, beams and foundation would be needed to carry the extra floors the county had envisioned...

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Ken Notes: I think the County would be better off selling and moving to the beltline or a burb. They have great land in Verona for example. The downtown land is worth a great deal and could fund some pretty nice brick and mortar...



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