An Irvine architectural firm will design Victorville’s police station and civic plaza, both of which will be developed near city hall.
LPA Inc. was one of 10 firms that bid on the $382,126 contract, which will be paid for with funds from the federal American Rescue Plan, according to a statement released today.
The city council approved the contract on March 21.
The police station will be built on 2.5 acres across from city hall. The station is expected to be at least three times the size of the department’s headquarters at XXX Amargosa Road, which covers just under 16,000 square feet and was built in 2001.
At that time, the department had 57 sworn officers and Victorville had a population of 67,854 residents. Since then, the number of sworn personnel has nearly doubled and the city’s population has grown to 135,000.
“Our new police station is a priority for us because it’s central to our strategy to further expand public safety for our Victorville residents,” said Mayor Debra Jones in the statement. “By accommodating the future growth of our police force, this new station will benefit our Victorville community for generations to come.”
In the project’s first phase, LPA Inc. will determine how much space will be needed for the police station. Its design will include a location for a civic memorial, an area for community events, and space for future expansion of the Victorville Fire Department, according to the statement.