Youngstown mayor to unveil plans for new Emergency Services Building
Youngstown Mayor Tito Brown has scheduled a news conference on Monday to reveal plans for a new Emergency Services Building in the city.
The mayor has invited members of the City Council to the 3 p.m. news conference.
In early February the city Board of Control approved contracts with Strollo Architects to come up with plans and budget projections for a safety service building that would be headquarters for both the police and fire departments.
At the time, the mayor’s proposed location for the main fire and police station was on city-owned property along Wick Avenue on the city’s Northside.
In November, Council member Anita Davis opposed moving the departments from downtown, expressing safety concerns about the center not being at a centralized location.
The Youngstown Police Department is currently located on West Boardman Street in the same building as Youngstown City Hall, which was built in 1930.
The Youngstown Fire Department’s Station Number One on Martin Luther King Boulevard was built in 1956.