Hoefer Welker, an interdisciplinary architecture and design firm, has completed the design for the new Northglenn Justice Center, a 45,000-square-foot facility designed to provide an up-to-date space to house the Northglenn Police Department, along with the city’s municipal court and a crime lab. Highly visible from I-25, the new $20 million building sits at the highest natural point of Adams County at 50 W. Community Center Drive in Northglenn, Colorado.
“Our goal in the design was to maximize efficiencies of each department,” said Chris Krumrei, senior associate AIA, NCARB, project architect and designer, Hoefer Welker. “We wanted to create a space that would meet the needs of the city’s police department and municipal court, in addition to the needs of Northglenn residents and surrounding Denver metro residents, for the present and for years to come.”
The center’s crime lab occupies 3,100 square feet and will process most of the city’s cases and support additional laboratory technicians. The building also contains a police training center and a display of historical items, including “Cell 5” – a jail door dating back to 1940 that was salvaged and used in the city’s first jail. The lobby features a police museum to honor and showcase the history of the police department. This level also houses: the investigations unit, records unit, victim advocates unit, a workstation for volunteers, a multi-purpose training and community room and the municipal court.