City Council voted unanimously on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023, to authorize that the city manager enter into a comprehensive agreement with Henderson Inc. to build a new 43,400-square-foot police station adjacent to the Municipal Building on Lafayette Street.
With this contract, the City agrees to pay the contractor a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) of $19,240,250 for the design and build of the new station. Architectural firm Moseley Architects is part of the Henderson Inc. design-build team for this project.
The current construction timeline has the completion of the new station in the fall of 2025.
The GMP covers only the first of a three-part umbrella project, which includes:
- the completion of the basement and two floors of the station,
- the construction of a third-floor shell,
- additional design work for the new Public Works Yard,
- and a separate entrance to the third floor.
The last two parts of the umbrella project will involve the partial relocation, expansion, and renovation of the Public Works yard and shops, as well as the build-out of the police station’s third floor to accommodate additional office space. Separate contracts for the last two parts will go before City Council at a later date.
The City solicited bids for the design and build of the new police station through the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act. The PPEA process allowed City Council to choose its preferred proposal for the design and build.
The bid solicitation began in June 2022 and yielded two proposals. City Council chose Henderson Inc. for this project at its November 2022 regular meeting.