City plans second information session on emergency services campus

This campus is a partnership between Barrie and County of Simcoe. Once complete, it will house the Barrie Police Service, Simcoe County Paramedic Services and Barrie Fire and Emergency Service dispatch communications in one location at 110 Fairview Road in Barrie.

A second community information session on the progress of the Barrie Simcoe Emergency Services Campus (BSESC) project is being planned, a staff memo informs city council.
From J. Liefl, manager of facility planning and development, the memo says the session is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 30th, 7 p.m. at the Allandale Recreation Centre, 190 Bayview Drive.
“The Barrie Simcoe Emergency Services Campus brings together the Barrie Police Service, Simcoe County Paramedic Services and Barrie Fire and Emergency Service under an innovative partnership arrangement that maximizes cost-effectiveness and service efficiency for our community,” reads the memo.
It includes an update on major components of phase one, now under construction:
• Barrie Police Headquarters: Replace the existing police facilities at 29 Sperling Drive and 60 Bell Farm Road
• Barrie police vehicle maintenance structure
• County of Simcoe Paramedic Services: paramedic operational hub with ambulance storage, mobile command unit, support areas and staff/administrative spaces
• Barrie Fire and Emergency Service: Back-up dispatch communications.
It’s expected the information session will include:
• An update from the project team of the campus progress, and project timing
• Update neighbouring property owners on site revisions including fences, parking lot lighting, height and landscape features on berms and updates to the site plan due to SPA and LSRCA influences
• An opportunity to meet the project team
• An opportunity to ask questions, provide your thoughts, comments and feedback regarding the proposed development.
For more on the campus, read this.