Community Visioning Scheduled for Police HQ on E. Main Street
To prepare for building and site design, the City's General Services Department, which will oversee the overall construction process, is holding a Community Visioning Session to find out what's important to the community.
Discussion may include topics such as:
- Impact on Main Street
- Pedestrian Experience
- Site and Neighborhood
- Landscape and Open Space
- Future Retail and Development
- Connectivity to Downtown
- Architectural Expression and Design
- Security of the Facility
- Site History
- Other issues important to participants
The $62 million project will consolidate police functions currently housed in multiple locations as well as provide a secure parking deck. The new complex will include all Police and Emergency 911 functions currently housed at the existing police headquarters as well as District 5, Forensics Services Unit, Property and Evidence, Domestic Violence Unit, and the Durham Emergency Communications Center. The project is anticipated to be under construction in early 2016, with completion in late 2017.