A new public safety complex—which will house the city of Milton’s police department headquarters and the municipal court as well as Fire Station No. 44—is scheduled to open later this year, Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood said in his State of the City address Jan. 30. The complex broke ground in 2019 on Hwy. 9, and Station No. 44 will be the first fire station the city has built from the ground up, Lockwood said.

Currently, the firefighters zoned to the Deerfield area of Milton—near Hwy. 9 and Deerfield Parkway—share Station No. 81 on Webb Bridge Road with the city of Alpharetta, he said, while the municipal court and police work out of a rental facility on Deerfield Parkway.

“The new facility will be more secure; it will be more efficient; and best of all it will be their own permanent home,” Lockwood said.

The city also plans to demolish and rebuild Fire Station No. 42 on Thompson Road, with an estimated construction completion in 2021.