The Hingham Public Safety Facility (PSF) will combine the Hingham Police Station (currently at Town Hall) and North Fire Station (currently at 230 North Street) into a state-of-the-art facility at 335 Lincoln Street that will better meet the needs of modern police and fire departments.
The new PSF will be three stories high and approximately 48,920 s.f. with an exterior façade that reflects the industrial and nautical history of the Hingham Shipyard. The roof will be flat and the massing of the building will be consistent with the size of the buildings in the Shipyard area. The project includes the construction of a 2-level parking facility with approximately 94 spaces for the use of the Police and Fire Departments, as well as additional parking for the public. The design of the PSF incorporates the use of mechanical and electric systems that will utilize “clean” energy sources to power the building wherever feasible.
In 2015, Town Meeting created a Fire Station Building Committee. At a Special Town Meeting in November 2020, the Town authorized the expenditure of $5,525,000 to purchase the 335 Lincoln Street parcel for the development of a combined Police Headquarters and Fire Station. In November 2022, the Town authorized up to $46.7 million to construct, equip, and furnish the new Public Safety Facility at 335 Lincoln Street.
The project will be funded through a debt exclusion that was approved by both Special Town Meeting on November 1, 2022 and by the voters at the November 8, 2022 election. The Town is working with Hill International (OPM), Kaestle Boos Associates (architect), and Colantonio, Inc. (general contractor) to build the facility. Construction will start in June 2023 and is expected to be completed in the first half of 2025.
Police Chief David Jones, ex-officio, non-voting member
Fire Chief Steve Murphy, ex-officio, non-voting member
About the Public Safety Facility Building Committee
Article 13 of Annual Town Meeting 2020 created the Public Safety Facility Building Committee to oversee the feasibility study, design, and construction of a new Public Safety Facility to be located at 335 Lincoln Street, Hingham, MA. The Building Committee consists of seven members – four citizens of the Town appointed by the Moderator and three citizens of the Town appointed by the Board of Selectmen – with the Police Chief and the Fire Chief serving as ex-officio, non-voting members.