Metropolis of the homestead ought to break new floor on the location of the brand new police station | information
The City of Homestead is holding a groundbreaking ceremony for their new police station in the heart of downtown at 45 NW 1st Avenue.
The ceremony will take place on Monday, September 21, at 6:00 p.m. The booth will celebrate Homestead’s commitment to the safety of its officers and the community.
Earlier this year, the division moved from a dangerous and obsolete downtown building to a temporary police station in the Homestead Sports Complex. The old police station presented various issues such as radon and mold contamination, outdated facilities, and other safety concerns. In fact, radon levels are five times higher than they should be in the old police station, and radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers.
The vast majority of Homestead voters, 74%, voted for the safety of our officials in a Bond referendum in May 2014 that funded the new facilities. This is the first time since Homestead that the Homestead Police Department is housed in a newly constructed building incorporated in 1913.
The new facility will be a 55,000-square-foot, three-story police station with a one-story outbuilding and on-site parking. The station was designed by Rodriguez & Quiroga Architects Chartered and the project contractor is Munilla Construction Management. Attendees at the event include Mayor and City Councilors, City Administrator George Gretsas, Homestead Police Chief Al Rolle, and Homestead Police and City of Homestead Officials.
This new police station is part of an overall effort to breathe new life into Downtown Homestead with a range of civic and community ventures. These include the new town hall, which is about to be completed, the reopening of the Seminole Theater as a cultural art center and the expansion of Losner Park as a community space for community events.