Spatial Needs Assessments
A spatial needs assessment is an early, essential part of a comprehensive planning approach to achieving a new facility. The Center for Public Safety (CPS) can provide either preliminary or detailed analysis that will define the functional needs and scope of facilities to be designed. This can then serve as a planning tool for the future. We will seek, through personal meetings and an established communication process, to set realistic goals and to build a consensus for the study document's plan. It is a primary goal that when the work product is complete, our client will have an easy to read document that will serve as a vision for its future needs. The space needs provides four important elements of the planning process:
Facilities Evaluations / Site Evaluation
CPS, can conduct Facilities Evaluations which will include inspecting the existing facility and evaluating the functional aspects of the building or buildings. A detailed facility review may include the following;
There are several methods by which a public facility can be funded. In addition to the standard method of including a project in the Capital Improvements Programs, agencies can fund projects through voter referendums, grants from both state and federal agencies, and various financing options.
We have experts who can assist you with planning and executing a voter referendum, as well as individuals experienced in grant writing. In addition, we partner with a company who can assist clients with financing options available to towns, villages, cities, counties and parishes such as: