The COPPELL LIFE SAFETY PARK will provide education to school children, families, and the general public regarding overall life safety programs such as fire procedures, severe weather response, and pedestrian caution. The facility will support not only a broad spectrum of public educational needs, but also provide community features including a park, museum, party room, and public classrooms that will enhance the adjacent MAIN STREET development. Safety Town’s proximity to the farmer’s market and Main Street development will require a design that is attentive to the scale and aesthetic of historical Texas architecture. The COPPELL LIFE SAFETY PARK concept will also support all five strategies listed within the Coppell 2030 Vision Plan (Sense of Community, Special Place to Live, Community Wellness and Enrichment, Business Prosperity, and Sustainable City Government). In addition, the Safety facility will protect and serve the community by incorporating an EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER. The operations center is ideally located in the center of Coppell, adjacent to utilities, and will incorporate fortified construction and generator power to ensure operations are maintained throughout unforeseen events.
The program requirements were determined through meetings, discussions, site analysis, and a tour of a comparable facility in Frisco. The site planning and facility design will accommodate the spatial and functional needs for education, administration, emergency operations, community and Safety Town functions. Coppell’s commitment to COMMUNITY WELLNESS AND ENRICHMENT could be enhanced with practical sustainable solutions that benefit the environment and the public. The design of COPPELL LIFE SAFETY PARK should embrace these sustainable design values through conserving energy, protecting and conserving water, enhancing indoor environmental quality, using resource-efficient materials, minimizing construction waste, and optimizing maintenance and operations cost.