Groundbreaking for the new Police Station will be held at 8 a.m. Friday.
by Christine Charnosky, Patch Staff
SHREWSBURY, MA — The Shrewsbury Police Department invites all residents to join them at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new police station.
The event will take place at 8 a.m. Friday next to the current police station, located at 106 Maple Ave.
Remarks will be made by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and State Rep. Hannah Kane. Other speakers include Board of Selectman Chairman John Samia, Town Manager Kevin Mizikar and Chief of Police Kevin Anderson. Patrick Pitney, chairman of the Police Station Building Committee, will open and close the ceremony.
The owners project manager for the new station is Construction Monitoring Services, Inc., the architect is Tecton Architects and construction manager is Fontaine Bros., Inc.
This project has been in the making for more than two years since the 2019 annual Town Meeting when voters approved the spending of $250,000 for a feasibility study and conceptual design for the renovation, expansion and/or replacement of the police station, according to a Sept. 2020 report from the Police Station Building Committee.
The Board of Selectmen established the committee, originally called the Police Station Municipal Campus Buidling Committee, on May 26, 2020.
The total project estimate, according to the Sept. 2020 building committee report, is approximately $36 million. Construction is expected to be completed by the winter of 2022-2023.
The current station was constructed in 1971 with 11,000 square feet and was renovated/expanded in 1996 to 17,485 square feet, according to the building committee report.
The new station will be 31,125 square feet along with a new private parking area, according to a letter from Fuss & O’Neill dated April 13, 2021.
The current police station will be demolished.
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