Police services for the City of Northglenn will be housed in their new Northglenn Justice Center starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28.
Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 11 for the new 48,000-square-foot facility that will replace an outdated police station, a current multipurpose room used as city council chambers, and the municipal courtroom.
Architecture firm Hoefer Welker designed the new justice center, and FCI Constructors, Inc. based in Grand Junction, Colo., served as the project’s contractors.
“Our goal in the design was to maximize efficiencies of each department,” said Chris Krumrei, Senior Associate AIA, NCARB, project architect and designer at 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 needs of Northglenn residents, for the present and future.”
The budget for the project is reportedly $24.3 million and is funded from a half percent sales tax dedicated for capital projects.
According to Hoefer Welker, the building’s exterior design reflects the regional vernacular, and large windows and clerestories will provide abundant natural light. Solar panels and battery backup are being studied to power the facility.