Construction of new headquarters for the Rockville City Police Department is “right on schedule,” Chief Terrance N. Treschuk said this week.
A video slideshow of the day-to-day progress of construction is on display in the lobby of .
Neil Tyra snapped the photos in the slideshow from his law office overlooking the site. Four of the photos appear here.
Police and city officials were scheduled to meet with architects this week for one of a series of meetings to tour the office space, Treschuk said. The periodic inspections are to see if furniture fits and if electrical outlets are in the correct places, he said.
It includes the renovation of the 11,415-square-foot old U.S. Post Office in Town Center and the addition of a 14,538-square-foot freestanding annex in the adjacent lot on the site’s southwest corner.
The $8.6 million project includes the cost of the design and equipment and of moving police operations from their current home on the bottom floor of City Hall to the historic building at the corner of South Washington Street and West Montgomery Avenue.
Costello Construction of Maryland is performing the renovation. Construction is expected to take 12 to 18 months and be completed in late next summer or early fall 2012.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled," Treschuk said. "It just seems to be going well.”
Rockville 11 also is tracking the progress of construction on the new police station. Click each title in bold to view the following videos:
Old Post Office story with Councilman John Britton (February 2011). Rockville 11 goes inside the future home of the Rockville City Police Department with Councilman John Britton, Recreation and Parks Director Burt Hall and police Chief Terrance N. Treschuk.
Police Headquarters Groundbreaking segment (April 2011).
Rockville 11 covers the official groundbreaking of the new Rockville City Police Department at the old Post Office in Rockville Town Center.
On Patrol with Chief Treschuk—Police Department Update (May 2011). Rockville 11 checks in with Chief Terrance N. Treschuk to get an update on construction of the new police department headquarters. The segment includes animation showing what the new construction will look like.
New Police Headquarters Construction Update (August 2011). Rockville 11 gets an update on consturction of the new police department headquarters from Chief Terrance N. Treschuk. "I think that by this time next year we're going to be in the building," Treschuk said in the report.
Video links courtesy Rockville 11.