Ground was broken today for the new Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority in Las Cruces.
The 11 a.m. ceremony was emceed by Doña Ana County Manager Julia T. Brown, with Doña Ana County Commission Chairman Billy G. Garrett, Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima and MVRDA Board Chairman Gregory Z. Smith also addressing the crowd of about 80 dignitaries, emergency-response personnel and other stakeholders.
The new facility will be constructed by White Sands Construction of Alamogordo. It was designed by Steve Newby Architects of Las Cruces. When finished in early 2015, the 17,000-square-foot facility will be a state-of-the-art, secure facility for emergency dispatch personnel in Doña Ana County.
Funding for the $6 million facility was approved by Doña Ana County taxpayers in a July 30, 2013, special election.
Information from: Dona Ana County