GULFPORT — Public officials and hundreds of residents celebrated the city’s most notable Katrina-reconstruction project to date Thursday -- completion of the $22 million Robert J. Curry Public Safety Center in downtown Gulfport.
Chief Administrative Officer John Kelly said after a ribbon-cutting the day was an especially emotional one because the city’s police officers and court personnel will work in the building.
This is the first time the police and courts have had a building designed especially for them. Before Katrina, the Police Department operated from a cramped building that had previously served as gas company offices.
After the storm, the department and courts shuttled around until they finally moved into the old 28th Street Elementary School, complete with pint-sized restrooms. Police Department personnel packed and moved into the new building in December. Court staff will join them soon.
Read the complete story at sunherald.com