One part preserves Rockville's past. The other gives its police force a home fit for the 21st century.
The new city police headquarters in Town Center utilizes the renovated 11,415-square-foot historic U.S. Post Office at 2 W. Montgomery Ave. and a newly-constructed 14,538-square-foot annex whose exterior is nearly complete.
Attendees at an Arbor Day ceremony at the project's site on Wednesday had the opportunity to see the exterior of the annex up close.
Click on the video above to see Rockville 11's coverage of the tree planting ceremony.
Columbia-based Costello Construction is expected to complete construction slightly ahead of schedule, in time for a dedication ceremony this summer.
The city broke ground on the $8.6 million project in March 2011. Once completed the station will allow the department to move out of overcrowded offices in the bottom floor of City Hall.
Click here for more information on the project, including a timeline of the history of the historic post office, which opened in 1939.
A Rockville Patch article from August featured photos of the annex through various stages of construction. It also included links to Rockville 11's continuing coverage of the project.