City of Englewood to Host Ribbon Cutting for New Police Headquarters
The City of Englewood will celebrate the opening of their new Police Headquarters, with an official ribbon-cutting and tours of the facility this Thursday, April 11. The project was designed by DLR Group, built by Adolfson & Peterson Construction, and project managed by CBRE. The community is invited to participate in the ceremony and tours at 3615 Elati Street, starting at 3:00 p.m. Mayor Linda Olson will speak and facilitate the ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. with guided tours immediately following until 6:00 p.m.
“It makes me extremely proud and it is a true testament to the community and the Englewood Police Department members, that what was once a dream, is now a reality,” said Englewood Police Chief John Collins.
The new 50,000-square-foot police operations headquarters will serve as home-base for the current staff of 110 employees by striking a balance between a functional facility and a welcoming environment for staff, officers, and the community.
“It is a beautiful building, transparent from the street view, yet ultra-efficient to fit on a tight site,” said DLR Group Project Architect, Kyle Yardley, AIA. “We designed a healthy workplace environment that creates a sense of belonging, connection, and identity for the staff and the public. This is a great example of our vision to develop projects for social betterment encouraging healing, equity, and transformation.”
The City and the Department had outgrown the old facility, built in 1972, which was not up to modern standards of security and accessibility. That building will be demolished after all personnel move to the new facility, and the land will be used as secured parking. Englewood voters approved a bond in November 2016 to build the new facility.