Public Safety Center Groundbreaking, Construction Begins
Site work has begun on the city’s first dedicated building for our police and emergency management operations. Nearly 200 people attended a groundbreaking ceremony held Sep. 17 to mark the occasion and celebrate the beginning of construction at the site at the corner of Southwest Hall Boulevard and Southwest Allen Boulevard.
Remarks were provided by Mayor Denny Doyle, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, Chief Jim Monger, project and community partners, as well as a handful of honored guests who shared special well-wishes for the facility.
Chief Jim Monger wished residents and visitors in Beaverton continue to not only feel safe and welcomed in the city, but also within the new building.
“This is a momentous day and a long time in the making,” said Mayor Denny Doyle. “It’s really heartwarming to see the community come together.”
During the event, participants visited building models and toured the facility using virtual reality equipment. A Welcoming Week activity featuring an opportunity for attendees to share their own hopes for the building, as well as visual representation of art created by the artist who will design site-specific artwork for the building were on display.
The groundbreaking event happened in coordination with Welcoming Week activities to further demonstrate our commitment to a safe and welcoming city for all.
The public safety center is anticipated to open in spring 2020.