A Public safety improvement is one of the big projects planned in the city of St. Peter in 2020. City administrator Todd Prafke says the city is exploring building a new fire station. He says there’s more to that project than meets the eye.

“It’s not only how much space you need for trucks and how you’re going to pay for it,” says Prafke. “What kind of decontamination stuff do you need? The fire hall we have was built in the 1920s and is not set up for our department to operate at its best.”

Earlier this year, the city approved a purchase agreement for land on the northwest corner of Broadway and Sunrise Drive.