The City of Williamsburg invites the public to attend an information session about the planned new police station’s design and location.
The open house information session is slated from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, at the Williamsburg Fire Station, 440 N. Boundary St.
Representatives from the City of Williamsburg’s Police, Planning and Codes Compliance, and Public Works departments will be in attendance, as well as representatives from the design-build team of Henderson Inc. and Moseley Architects, to discuss how the new station location was chosen and consider other alternatives.
Discussion of a project to address the aged police station building began in 2016. After deciding to build a new building versus renovate the current station, City Council voted to authorize purchasing a portion of 715 Lafayette St. in December 2021 to accommodate a new station on the site after evaluating multiple site options over the course of several years.
Bid solicitation for a design-build team began in June 2022 and yielded two proposals. City Council chose Henderson Inc. for this project at its November 2022 meeting. In October 2023, City Council voted unanimously 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.
The estimated completion of the station is in the fall of 2025. The current police station on Armistead Avenue will be demolished once the new one opens.