brg_admin | Jun 1, 2021 | 0
Introducing Beaverton’s new Public Safety Center on the corner of Hall and Allen
The Public Safety Center, located at 6125 SW Hall Blvd., is now the new home of the Beaverton’s Emergency Management Department and Police Department. The three-story building is over 72,000 square feet and is designed to accommodate departmental growth to the year 2050. At full capacity, it is planned for more than 250 employees and is designed to meet current earthquake efficiency standards to help maintain essential city services during an earthquake and other emergency situations. The city partnered with PGE to help design a robust backup power system that includes a generator, solar energy, and a battery energy storage system to allow the building to be functional during widespread power outages for a prolonged period.
Due to Covid-19, plans to hold a community open house prior to staff officially moving in, were cancelled. There will soon be a virtual video tour of the new building posted on the Beaverton Police Department’s Facebook page for community members to have the opportunity to take a look around.
The corner plaza, where the Shell gas station used to be located, is still under construction and is slated to be completed before the end of the year. Once complete, this site will showcase public art pieces, a community chess board, along with several benches, plants and trees. The city’s Community Development Division is reaching out to various community groups and residents to collect suggestions for an official name for the plaza.
We would like to thank the project team, Shiels Obletz Johnsen, FFA Architecture & Interiors, Skanska Construction, along with Project Manager Captain Eric Oathes, who have all been working diligently over the past three and a half years to make this project a success for the Beaverton community.