Beaverton Police Department: Public Safety Center Takes Shape
By Police Staff
Beaverton’s public safety center, the city’s new and first-ever dedicated building for our Police Department and Emergency Management Operations, is taking shape. Last year, the city partnered with Shiels Obletz Johnsen, Inc., FFA Architecture and Interiors, and Skanska USA Building, Inc. for design and construction. In addition, building planning and programming has occurred with the help of the public.
This effort helped determine parking and square footage needs, and enabled the project team to create a preliminary site plan for the building. While potential minor adjustments will be needed, work is proceeding with layout and floor plans in anticipation of submission to the City Planning Department for approval in summer 2018.
Work on the site, located near the SW corner of Allen Boulevard and Hall Boulevard, will begin this spring. This may include site preparation, removal of the existing buildings at the site, and preliminary foundation work. Once all building plans are approved, construction is slated to begin by early 2019. It’s estimated that construction will take approximately 18 months and completion is estimated in summer 2020.
As a reminder, Beaverton PAL has been relocated to Chehalem Elementary School located at 15555 SW Davis Rd, and the PAL Boxing Program has moved to the THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center located at 7475 SW Oleson Rd. For more information on PAL, visit beavertonpal.com.
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 residents’ needs.
For additional information on the history and progress of the public safety center, visit BeavertonPolice.org.