Forest Lake City Hall and Public Safety Facility

Forest Lake, Minnesota

A new 67,500-SF facility combines city hall, police and fire departments, creating a civic presence and convenient access for citizens. Uniting the administrative and public safety spaces provided the opportunity to share common amenities. A public concourse links the departments and provides access to meeting space available for community events. The fire station contains a six-bay apparatus garage, equipment storage and a hose drying tower that provides the opportunity for specialized training. The police station includes a garage for six squad cars and equipment, processing areas, detention cells, a forensic lab and evidence handling.


City of Forest Lake, Minnesota

At a glance

67,500 SF


Combines city hall, police and fire departments


Architectural design

Interior design

Mechanical, electrical, structural and civil engineering