The City Commission voted to narrow the list of potential sites for the new Tallahassee Police Department headquarters to two locations. The two locations are the Lake Bradford Road Wastewater Treatment Plant, 1815 Lake Bradford Road and the Northwood Centre, 1904 N. Monroe Street/514 W. Tharpe Street. Both properties are City-owned, which will avoid any additional costs associated with land acquisition.
A number of speakers requested that the Towne South location, near the corner of South Monroe and Orange Avenue, be added to the list of possible sites. However, the idea could only get support from City Commissioner Curtis Richardson.
Citizen engagement will continue to drive the site selection process. A community meeting will be held for each site to garner additional input from neighbors, as well as the community at large.
Additionally, during this stage of the process, preliminary site layouts and in-depth evaluations will be completed. After authorization has been received, the architect will develop conceptual drawings of the new TPD headquarters.
The estimated timeline shows that once a final site has been selected, Phase I, the environmental assessment and remediation, will take 1-2 months. Phase II, the design & pre-construction will take 12-14 months. And Phase III, which encompasses final construction and TPD move-in, will take 18-24 months.