Police ready for Safety Complex
Friday, January 25, 2013
BROOKLINE – The Board of Selectmen recently toured the police facility under construction at the Safety Complex. Following approval by voters at the annual Town Meeting in March 2012, a Safety Complex Building Committee was chartered by the Board of Selectmen, working plans were drawn up by Dennis Mires, of The Architects, and physical construction was begun in August, managed by Eckman Construction. With the rooms now studded and mechanical/electrical/plumbing systems largely in place, the Board of Selectmen, together with Police Department personnel and Building Committee members, took an informal walk-through with the site superintendent. The intent was to get a general sense of the building and to determine whether any adjustments might be desired before drywall is installed and final finishes are applied.
This project will complete the construction of the full Safety Complex, for which research began in 1997.
The ambulance portion was accepted and built in 2003-04. Further committee efforts in 2008 and 2011 led to the current design and its acceptance. Brookline’s Police Department is looking forward to a springtime move from their current quarters in the basement of Town Hall.
Progress may be followed at www.SafetyComplex03033.com.