The approval allows the design phase to begin. The new facility will be built in the area around city hall. City leaders say the project will improve the work environment for police officers and firefighters.
"It should increase their response time. Give them a better facility. Police will have many of the tools that they have been without, interview rooms, training facilities these are all things the current building just doesn't have," said JD Kehrman, Nevada City Manager.
The city manager expects the architect to have a design complete sometime in the spring, and construction to begin later this year.