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Village of Pleasant Prairie Holds Groundbreaking Ceremonies for Two New Projects

Civic Architecture: Pleasant Prairie Police Department and Fire Department Ground Breaking

The Village of Pleasant Prairie Broke Ground for their new Fire Station #3, and 39th Avenue Police Station

On May 10th, 2023 The Village of Pleasant Prairie celebrated the official groundbreaking of two new projects – the new Fire Station #3 and a new police station located at 10111 39th Ave! Each ceremony began with opening remarks from the Village President John Steinbrink, Fire & Rescue Chief Craig Roepke, and Chief of Police David Smetana, Village Trustee Michael Pollocoff, and the owner of Riley Construction-Dave Riley. PRA’s Scott Kramer, Jason Puestow, Devin Kack, Steve Etelamaki, Keith Biskobing, Brian Scheibel, and Paige Steed are the design team, and were in attendance for the events.

These two projects represent a $40 million investment into emergency services for the Pleasant Prairie Community and are expected to be completed in the spring of next year. You can find more information about each project below!

In 2010, I was able to help the Village of Pleasant Prairie re-envision Fire Station #1, extracting it from the lower level of Village Hall. Today we celebrate the groundbreaking of Fire Station #3 and a new Police Station. Through master planning and then design, it has been an incredible journey and a privilege to collaborate with the Village. I am excited for this next step as we get closer to providing modern facilities for the community’s first responders.

Devin Kack, PRA Partner
Village of Pleasant Prairie 39th Street Police Station Groundbreaking Ceremony
39th Street Police Station Groundbreaking
Village of Pleasant Prairie Fire Station #3 Groundbreaking Ceremony
Fire Station #3 Groundbreaking
Devin with Fire & Rescue Chief Craig Roepke and Chief of Police David Smetana Village of Pleasant Prairie Wisconsin
Fire & Rescue Chief Craig Roepke, Partner in Charge Devin Kack, Chief of Police David Smetana

Fire Station #3

Building on a partnership that started in 2013, the PRA team has helped the Village of Pleasant Prairie plan for and design a new fire station on the west side of the Village.

On the west side of the site will be four, 92’ deep, drive-through apparatus bays with glass front bi-fold doors. A fitness room, space for turnout gear, gear laundry, SCBA storage and refill, a workshop, restroom, EMS and fire supply storage areas, and hose drying tower.

Spaces within the station include a duty office, watch/report room, and kitchen which is open to the dining area, day room and patio beyond. Multiple shower/toilet rooms support personnel and the eight centralized single-bunk rooms. Within the headquarters you will find offices and administrative space, a conference room and future space to accommodate growth with an open work area and shared battalion chief offices.

Fire Station #3 Pleasant Prairie Wisconsin Rendering

39th Avenue Police Station

39th Ave Police Station Rendering Pleasant Prairie Wisconsin

The new police station is located on the east side of 39th Avenue, providing additional and upgraded support for the continually expanding community to the west.

The new building will feature a lower level for 50 squad cars to park, the armory and storage space. The first floor will have a prominent entry and lobby to welcome visitors. The rest of the building will be strategically programmed for the different functions of the department, which include, booking and detention, evidence intake and testing, detective offices and interview rooms, lieutenants’ and sergeants’ offices, chiefs’ offices, roll call and training, dispatch, locker rooms and a break area.