Back this past February, the Osseo City Council moved forward with plans to build an addition on City Hall that would house the Osseo Police Department.
Monday, June 9, members of city staff, the City Council, the Economic Development Authority and the Osseo Police Department and architects with Buetow 2 Architects attending a ground breaking event on the site of the future addition. People took turns throwing dirt from a pile in the parking lot.
Mayor Duane Poppe said this project was something everyone was looking forward to.
The cost of the addition to City Hall for the police department is estimated to be $878,000. These costs include the addition to the City Hall building, removal of the existing police building and reconfiguring the parking lot.
The project will include a 3,463-square-foot addition onto the City Hall building on the west side. The police addition will house a garage for three police cars, a waiting area, booking and photo area, reception area, an open office, police chief’s office, conference room, kitchen and emergency operations center.
The addition would allow the two current public entrances to not change and remain open as well.
The new addition will also keep the appearance the same at City Hall. The curb cut for one of the drive entrances to the parking area will be then used for the squad garage entrance/exit. The electrical and plumbing infrastructure will be tied into the new addition. The existing bathrooms in City Hall will also serve the new addition.
The project will use the 1,660-square-feet of the lower level in City Hall that was used for storage. This level would house the men’s and women’s locker rooms, storage and supply area, evidence space and armory area.