Health Emergency Response Occupations
The Cities of Cottage Grove and Woodbury, Minnesota constructed a regional state-of-the-art immersive training center for police, fire, and emergency medical services (EMS). The facility will be constructed on an undeveloped 9-acre parcel adjacent to the Cottage Grove City Hall and Public Safety Building, located at 10125 85th Street South, Cottage Grove, MN. This facility will provide the necessary training environments needed for training and will provide a facility to outside agency partners and organizations. This also includes use of the facility for public training opportunities.
The State of Minnesota provided $1.46 million for pre-design and design of the building and an additional $9.5 million bonding appropriation to construct, furnish, and equip the facility. The South Washington County Telecommunications Commission and South Washington Watershed District agreed to contribute funding for the project. Cottage Grove and Woodbury split the remaining costs to construct the facility. Total cost of the project was just over $20.5 million.
Early stages of construction taking shape
August 20, 2019 Construction progress
October 2019 Exterior Completed