POLICE HEADQUARTERS PROJECT WILL BEGIN SOON
Early last year, voters gave approval for the construction of a new police station in Grain Valley. The police department currently shares a facility with many city departments. A citizen-led study found that the police department has outgrown the current facility – as the staff has doubled in size since its construction in 2001.
After months of planning and design with architects from Hoefer Welker, plans have been finalized and construction will begin soon! McCown Gordon Construction of Kansas City was retained as the construction manager-at-risk for the new headquarters of the police department. The new facility will be located at Butterfly Trail. McCown Gordon is scheduled to break ground at the end of March.
City Administrator Ken Murphy says, “We are extremely grateful that the voters in Grain Valley took the time to become educated on the proposed ballot measure and then entrusted us by way of the measure passing to move forward with the vision for the new building. We will work closely with McCown Gordon to provide updates along the way and know we will put forward a building that officers, civilian staff, and residents can be proud of.”
The new design will provide many updates and enhancements to provide our department with a top-quality station. Notable highlights include an upgraded property storage area, an appropriate juvenile holding area, adequate space for officers needing to complete reports in the station, holding cells that meet state statutes, a training room for officers that the community can also use, and much more.
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