Dublin officials are set to hold a groundbreaking ceremony next week for the city's new police headquarters, just down the road from the Dublin Civic Center.
Expected to open in late fall 2019, the estimated $21.5 million Dublin Police Services project will anchor the city's new Public Safety Complex along with the existing Alameda County Fire Department administrative offices at the corner of Clark Avenue and Dublin Boulevard -- the former National Food Laboratory Inc. site.
"Dublin Police Services is looking forward to moving into our new location so we can continue to provide a high quality of service to the community we serve," Dublin Police Chief Garrett Holmes said.
"The new single-floor layout will provide us a more efficient and collaborative working environment," he added. "The front entrance is captivating to the eye and will offer a warm welcome to those seeking our assistance. We look forward to our continued partnership with the community at the new Public Safety Complex."
The project involves demolishing two of the buildings currently onsite at 6363 Clark Ave., renovating another existing building and reconstructing a fourth, along with a variety of site improvements, to accommodate current and future DPS needs, according to city staff.
The Dublin City Council last month approved a maximum $16.8 million contract with Sausal Corp. to construct the new police headquarters, as well as a $975,000 contract with Swinerton Builders for construction management services for the project.
The bulk of the project funding -- $18 million -- comes from the Dublin Crossing community benefit payment, with additional money from the city's general fund reserve for Civic Center renovations and and the city's capital improvement program reserves.
The groundbreaking ceremony is set for next Tuesday (March 20) at 5 p.m. at the project site.
Dublin's police department currently operates out of the Civic Center. The city contracts with the Alameda County Sheriff's Office for police services.