The City of Denver has issued a Request for Qualifications for the eventual construction of a new downtown police station.
That station will serve the Denver Police Department’s Sixth District and will see the renovation of a building at 1331 Cherokee Street that has served as the department’s Pre-Arraignment Detention Facility.
The building is located within the larger Safety Headquarters Campus, which also includes a police administrative building as well as the Denver Police Museum.
The RFQ is specifically looking for architectural and engineering design services to renovate the structure.
The current station for the Sixth District is located roughly 1 mile to the east at 1566 N. Washington Street. That structure was built in the 1970s and, according to city documents, is “not sufficient for efficient use as a police station.”
Funding for the design and renovation of the new Sixth District station will come out of the $937 million Elevate Denver general obligation bonds approved by city voters in 2017.
Of that $937 million figure, $77 million has been targeted for public safety facility and infrastructure projects.
The submission deadline for the RFQ is June 5.
By Garry Boulard
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