The initial Feasibility Study prepared by KBA and approved by the Town, determined that the site at 335 Lincoln Street could accommodate a 58,000 s.f. building. The goal of the PSBC was to design a building that would meet the Police & Fire Department’s current needs and allow for a 50 year growth projection. Considerable efforts have been made at public hearings and smaller working group sessions to “Right Size” the building. As a result, the original Schematic Design called for a Building that would be approximately 56,525 s.f. The PSBC worked with KBA, the HFD and HPD to develop a more efficient design without compromising the needs of the Departments, resulting in a 13% reduction in the s.f. of the Building to the currently approved 48,290 s.f. A redesign of the gable roof to a low slope roof has also resulted in substantial cost savings. The PSBC will continue to focus on Value Engineering revisions and reductions in Contingency & Escalation factors, as the design proceeds.