New SLC Public Safety Building prepares to open

Posted at 12:04 PM, Jul 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-10 14:04:07-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- The new Public Safety Building is taking shape, and is expected to improve communications in the Salt Lake City Police Department.

In August hundreds of city employees will move into the new state of the art building. Salt Lake City police officers said it's a major upgrade from what they currently have.

"We're coming from a canoe to an aircraft carrier," said Deputy Chief Tim Doubt with the Salt Lake City Police Department. "Not just in size and comfort,  but the technology is just so much better than what we have currently."

In 2009 Salt Lake City officials voted for a $125 million bond that funded the new Public Safety Building. Its one of a kind design makes it the largest energy-efficient Net Zero building in the country.

Officials said the windows and the building's amenities are geared towards making the public building more inviting to the hundreds of citizens that will use it every day for generations to come.

A public ribbon cutting of the building will be held on July 19th at noon. For information on tours, click here.