Opelika is undergoing major investments and improvements in their public buildings. In May of this year the Opelika Fire Department moved into their state of the art new headquarters and the city council has approved an $18 million proposal for a new police headquarters and municipal court building.
The new headquarters and court will also include a freestanding facility for the department’s K9 unit.
Unlike the new fire station, the OPD will remain in its current location on 10th Street. Opelika’s population growth and the department’s growth have the 1967 building they occupy now busting at the seams. Other projects Opelika has completed in recent years is the opening of a brand new sports and recreation facility near Opelika High School and Southern Union and the Opelika Power Services hub on Fox Run Parkway. These buildings are signs that Opelika’s population is growing and the demand for facilities and services are increasing and the city is stepping up.