Beaverton City News: Public Safety Center Takes Shape
By City Staff
Beaverton’s public safety center is making progress. Design and plans for the city’s new and first-ever dedicated building for our Police Department and Emergency Management Operations should be complete by late-August, with construction activities beginning around that time.
In July, the Planning Commission approved the land use application for the facility and noted their support of the building, as well as the design and look of the public safety center. The city also purchased a portion of a parking lot from an adjacent church to square off the southern property line, and intends to acquire the Shell Station property in the near future.
In August, construction fencing around the site, located near the SW corner of Allen Boulevard and Hall Boulevard, will be installed. Demolition of the Beaverton Activities Center and another structure on site will begin mid-August, with site grading beginning several weeks after demolition is complete.
A public groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 3-4 p.m. on Monday, Sep. 17 at the corner of Southwest Hall and Allen Boulevards. Join elected officials, public safety personnel and neighbors for a ceremony and activities to usher in the beginnings of Beaverton’s new public safety center! Be a part of affirming our commitment to building a safe and welcoming city for all.
After that event, early foundation work will begin. Full construction activities are anticipated to begin in January 2019, and construction is scheduled for completion in spring 2020.
The public art selection process has also begun. The goal of this effort is to welcome and integrate art at the site that is both beautiful and creates enduring connection to the community.
In 2016, Beaverton voters approved a ballot measure to construct a public safety center. The project will consolidate police services, move existing police and emergency management facilities out of a flood zone, and better meet community needs.
For additional information on the project’s history and progress, visit BeavertonPolice.org/publicsafetycenter.