City Council voted unanimously on Thursday, March 9, 2023, to authorize that the city manager enter into an interim agreement with Henderson Inc. for the construction of the Williamsburg Police Station and the relocation of the Public Works yard.
This agreement enables Henderson to work with City staff to develop a final design for the project, and provides that Henderson design 50% of the construction drawings by September at a cost of approximately $938,000. The total budget for the police station design and construction is $17,523,190.
The 29,000-square-foot police station will be built adjacent to the Municipal Building on Lafayette Street; the current police station will be demolished once the new one opens.
The new location on Lafayette Street displaces the current Public Works yard, so Henderson’s work will include construction of a replacement yard. The total budget for the Public Works yard construction is $2,350,000.
The City began soliciting proposals in June 2022 and received two competitive bids. After a public hearing, City Council awarded Henderson Inc. the bid to construct the station in October 2022.