Scituate Public Safety Building

Scituate, MA
Key Elements
  • Low Impact Development stormwater management 
  • Conservation Commission and MassDOT permitting
  • Development of a traffic report 

To modernize the Town of Scituate’s public safety facilities and better support their community, the Town approved a new 27,960-square-foot public safety complex that houses the police and fire departments on the same site. The new facility also includes an Emergency Operations Center to help address coastal storm impacts. 

Nitsch met with local utility officials to discuss pre-existing utility deficiencies and designed schematic civil site layout and utilities. New site features include access roadways and parking areas, accessible walkways, and utilities. The stormwater management system focused on Low Impact Development techniques such as a new rain garden and two gravel wetlands. 

Our traffic engineers assessed existing traffic conditions and performed an inventory of traffic control devices, traffic circulation, and vehicular access and egress. Based on information gathered during traffic data collection, we developed a report making recommendations for the new facility. 

We supported the permitting process with the Scituate Conservation Commission, Planning Board, and Board of Health, as well as with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to access Chief Justice Cushing highway.

Key Collaborators

Owner: Town of Scituate 
Architect: Dore + Whittier 
Landscape Architect: Radner Design Associates