CITY HALL / POLICE STATION PROJECT
Rendering of City Hall/Police Station – Click HERE to view the rendering as of 10-17-17.
August 2017 – Bid Package #1 was released. This package is for site work including demolition of the building, drilling of geothermal wells, utility work and grading. Bids are due September 12th. These bids will be reviewed by the construction manager and staff. A recommendation to award the bids will be presented to the City Council on September 27th. Site work is scheduled to begin in October and be completed by year end.
A Space Needs Analysis – was completed by FGM architects to determine the size requirements for a new City Hall and Police Station in 2016. Their analysis identifies a 31,994 sq. ft. joint facility requiring a minimum lot size of 2.9 acres. Click HERE to view the Space Needs Analysis.
The City reviewed several locations for the new facility – In June, 2017 the City purchased the old Flame property at 803 Joliet Road. This site was selected for a number of reasons. First, the new location will improve accessibility as it is practically the center point of the City; second, the property was vacant due to foreclosure; third, the City has already been approached by two developers to purchase the current city hall site; and finally, the City Council believes public investment along the Joliet Road corridor will prompt additional private development.
The City hired Dewberry architects in January, 2017– to design the new City Hall and Police Station. Staff has been working with the architects over the past several months on the layout of the departments, office space, storage areas, mechanical rooms, and common areas. Click HERE to see the most current floor plan. The architects have also worked with the Design Committee to design the exterior of the building. Click HERE to see the most current design presentation. Click HERE for the HVAC options.
Click this LINK to see a 360-degree view of the building renderings.
The architects are in the design development phase. In this phase, the architects take the layouts and develop the design concept, and work with the construction manager, Frederick Quinn Corporation to estimate the cost. This information will be presented to both the City Council and the Design Committee at a combined public meeting on July 31, 2017.
It is during the construction documents phase that the design is finalized and building materials such as brick, stone, glass, tile, etc. are selected.