Old PD Building Demolition
Now that the Department has moved into the new facility, demolition of the old structure is underway. A number of alternatives were considered during project planning to accommodate parking for the new building. Ultimately, the decision was made to use the existing site requiring removal of the old building to establish a new parking lot.
The old police building demolition started in early May and is expected to take approximately 4 weeks to complete, depending on weather.
In order to minimize dust and noise to the adjacent properties, the material is being trucked off site in an expedient manner. Staff conducted a rummage sale in April, open to all city departments and the public, to repurpose furniture and other items remaining in the building.
PD Open House held on April 11, 2019 3 - 6 pm.
The City of Englewood celebrated the opening of the new police headquarters with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours on Thursday, April 11, 2019.
The community was invited to attend this historical event, which began with the Englewood Police Honor Guard, and included several speakers. Representatives from Englewood Police Command Staff, DLR Group, Adolfson & Peterson Construction, and CBRE were present. Over 150 attendees toured the new facility.
The new 50,000 square foot headquarters now serves as home-base for the current staff of employees by striking a balance between a functional facility and a welcoming environment for staff, officers, and the community.
Englewood Police Chief John Collins stated: “It makes me extremely proud and it is a true testament to the community and the Englewood Police Department members, what was once a dream, is now a reality.”
The City and the Department had outgrown the old facility, built in 1972, which was not up to modern standards of security, safety, and accessibility. That building will be demolished now that all personnel have moved to the new facility, and the land will be used as secured parking. Englewood voters approved a bond in November, 2016 to build the new facility.
2018 Construction Updates
Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the building expected to be finished? The building is expected to be complete by the first quarter of 2019.
- What is the location for the new building? 3615 S. Elati, same location as the current safety services building.
- Where will the police officers and staff office during construction? The plan is for the officers and staff to remain in the existing building while construction of the new building takes place in the north parking lot.
- How much will it cost and where will the funding come from? The preliminary estimate prior to design is $27 million. Actual construction costs will be refined as design proceeds. The funding is coming from the 2016 voter-approved bond.
- Timeline: On April 17, 2017, City Council approved the selection of DLR Group as the architect for the project. The City has hired a project management group – CBRE, which will coordinate all the work through the architect and the subconsultants. They will serve as the city representative through the design and construction.
- Exterior shell complete
- Exterior brick ongoing
- Roofing complete
- Interior framing complete
- MEP rough-in complete
- Drywall finishing underway
Construction for the next 30 days:
- Drywall finishes
- First coat painting
- MEP trim-out
- Interior glazing
- Flooring finishes
Elati Street Update:
- South Elati Street is re-opened as a one-way northbound between Jefferson to Ithaca.
- Adolfson & Peterson (A&P) started construction on January 5, 2018, with the demolition of the existing parking lot and excavating for the new foundation. The City issued a foundation only permit on January 25, 2018, approving A&P to begin concrete caisson installation.
- DLR Group has completed 100% Construction Drawings, which have been submitted to the City for review.
- Upon completion of the review and approval by the City of Englewood of the construction drawings, this final set will be provided.
- A project update will be presented to City Council by CBRE and City staff at the Feb. 12, 2018, Study Session.