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Village to Move Forward with Purchase for New Police Headquarters

Post Date:03/08/2018 12:48 PM

At the Tuesday, March 6 Village Board meeting, the Board unanimously approved a proposal to acquire the property located at 799 Biermann Court in the Kensington Business Center for use as a new Police Headquarters. The purchase and sale agreement being accepted by the Village Board indicates a purchase price of $5,120,431. 

The Biermann Court location meets the largest number of needs identified in the Space Needs Study in relation to site area and location. In addition, 799 Biermann Court is an existing building in very good condition, with an appropriate size and layout, creating an opportunity for adaptive reuse. Built in 1982, the 103,126 square foot building has been well maintained and has adequate space for current police operations as well as room for potential growth.  

Related: View the March 3, 2017 Press Release

Preliminary construction cost estimates provided in the Space Needs Study for a completely new Police Station of this size were in the range of $32 million dollars, not including land purchase, furniture, equipment, or design fees.  By performing an adaptive reuse of the existing building at 799 Biermann Court, the Village expects the construction costs to be in the range of $22 million dollars.  This estimated savings of $10 million will be realized through the reuse of the existing building structure and electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems. If the project is approved, construction is estimated to take between 12-15 months, with a ground breaking taking place in late 2018 or early 2019.

The purchase contract contains a forty-five (45) day due diligence period, which includes a clause that allows the Village to terminate the contract at the Village Board’s discretion. During this period the Village will complete environmental studies and work to relocate an existing tenant. The due diligence period offers several public meetings for stakeholders to learn about the project. RFPs for architectural services and a construction manager were released March 7, with submittals expected back before the end of March. The results of this process will be presented to the Board on April 10 at the Committee of the Whole meeting.

The Village takes pride in keeping this process open and transparent. There will be several opportunities for the public to learn more about the project and provide feedback to staff and the Village Board. 

Key Dates / Public Meetings

March 7 – RFPs released for Architectural Services and Construction Manager
March 27 – Public Open House at 799 Biermann Court (more information coming soon!)
April 3 – Village Board Meeting – Financing Plan presented for approval
April 10 - Committee of the Whole – Resident Feedback, RFP results discussion
April 17 – Second Reading of Financing plan
April 18 – Bond sale

The Space Needs Study page will be updated regularly with the latest information.

View Video - Committee of the Whole Meeting Space Needs Study Presentation - November 28, 2017

View Space Needs Study PowerPoint Presentation (pdf)

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