The City of O’Fallon will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for the O’Fallon Justice Center at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 10. The ceremony will take place at the site, which is located on the west side of Bryan Road, approximately one-quarter mile south of Veterans Memorial Parkway. The public is invited to attend. Limited parking is available at the site and at nearby businesses.
On April 7, 2015, 60 percent of O’Fallon voters approved a $28.6 million bond issue for the construction, furnishing and equipping of a new police station and municipal court building. When the 80,000+ square-foot facility opens in 2017, it will replace cramped quarters in the O’Fallon Municipal Centre for both the O’Fallon Police Department and O’Fallon’s Municipal Court, which is currently held in a meeting room.
“Our new state-of-the-art facility is designed to meet the needs of a modern police force and enable the City of O’Fallon to continue providing the highest level of service to its residents and businesses,” said O’Fallon’s Mayor, Bill Hennessy. “The location is ideal for our new Police Station because of its proximity to Bryan Road, I-70, Mexico Road, and Route 364. It’s also close to the City’s historic downtown core, our retail centers along Highway K and Bryan, and the areas of much of our recent residential growth in the southern portions of the City. Our officers will have direct access to nearly every neighborhood in our City in a matter of minutes.”
The City has contracted with Wilson Estes Police Architects to design the new Justice Center and has hired McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. to manage the development of the project.
About the City of O’Fallon
With a strong reputation as a community where residents can truly live, work and play, O’Fallon, Mo., is the seventh-largest city in the State of Missouri and the second-largest city in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. O’Fallon is home to more than 85,000 residents and 1,600 businesses and has been consistently rated as one of America’s “Best Places to Live” (Money 2006-2015) and one of “America’s Safest Cities” (CQ Press 2010-2015).
About McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Headquartered in St. Louis, and founded in 1864, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the nation’s premier builder. Throughout all phases of a project, from early integrated design phase services, through construction and after completion, McCarthy builders utilize industry-leading construction techniques and the most sophisticated technology tools to deliver the highest quality, job-site safety and ultimately, the best value. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy has approximately 1,600 salaried employees with offices in St. Louis; Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Dallas, Houston; Albuquerque; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at www.mccarthy.com or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.
About Wilson Estes Police Architects
Wilson Estes Police Architects is a full-service architectural firm exclusively dedicated to the planning and design of police/public safety facilities. The firm originated in 1978 following completion of participation in a federal study that began in 1974. That study looked at the impact of facilities on the delivery of modern policing services and the development of standards for the facility type. The data obtained from that study formed the basis for providing quantifiable planning for the purpose of achieving justifiable results. Wilson Estes Police Architects have been involved in well over 200 public safety facility need studies and designs, and continues to create highly functional buildings that stand the test of time for this unique building type. Learn more about the firm and its services at www.policearchitects.com.