Public Safety Building Renovation and Expansion Project

In April of 2011, voters approved the Public Safety Sales Tax Initiative. This initiative addressed improvements to Blue Springs Public Safety in  three phases: equipment, personnel and facilities. The first two phases were completed by mid 2013 and the final phase, improvements to the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building, were completed in January 2016 as the building opened to the public for the first time. 

Residents and visitors can now access the following at this newly renovated and expanded facility:

  • Court Clerk
  • Community Youth & Outreach Unit
  • Municipal Court
  • Police Records
  • Police Services
Public Safety Building Renovation and Expansion Project

1100 S.W. Smith Street

Blue Springs, Missouri 64015


Project Highlights
Removal of the Downtown Water Tower
The design team tried to incorporate the existing water tower into the building expansion project, but ultimately the space requirements and project goals made it clear that the water tower could not be incorporated.

The downtown water tower is not necessary for fire suppression or water supply. The expansion and renovation project began in late March with the removal of the water tower and moving the cellular technology to a new tower located in Central Park.

Additional Parking Capacity
An important part of the renovation and expansion project is the addition of two public parking lots for Public Safety Building visitors. The Municipal Parking Lot, located east of the Public Safety Building, will have over 90 spaces and will incorporate design elements to serve as an attractive and highly functioning addition to the downtown corridor.

The second public lot will be located in Central Park and support parking for both the Public Safety Building, the Chicago and Alton Train Depot, the Community Garden and Central Park.

Renovation & Expansion

The $23.8 million renovation and expansion project was completed in late 2015, creating nearly 72,000 square feet of space and creating a more customer service-oriented design to better serve residents and officers.

This project was made possible by the voter-approved Public Safety Sales Tax.