The City of Columbia Public Works Department has scheduled an informal Open House informational meeting concerning Police Building Security and ADA Renovations. This meeting will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2016, from 4:30 pm to 6 pm at City Hall, Room B, 701 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO.
Design concepts and needs for the project, which include ADA and security upgrades as well as renovation of space to upgrade deteriorating facilities and better utilize existing space, will be presented.
The American withDisabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation and all public and private places that are open to the general public.
The proposed renovations will be made to the current Police Building located on the south side of Walnut Street between Sixth and Seventh streets. Concept design includes both interior and exterior improvements, with security and ADA upgrades. Exterior improvements include a barrier on the south wall of the parking garage, an automatic high-speed garage door, security cameras, and a protective barrier on the northeast corner of the building.
Construction concept investment estimate for this project is $795,000. The funding for this project is operating budget savings accrued by the Police Department. Construction of the project is currently scheduled to begin in late summer 2016.
Information and diagrams showing the preliminary design concepts will be available for public review and input. City staff will be present to answer any questions the public may have.
For more information or to provide comments, please contact Dave Watson, Columbia Public Works Engineering, at (573) 874-2489 or via email at PubW@CoMo.gov.