Public Safety Center

Project Information

Construction on the new Public Safety Center is coming along, a delay in the building has pushed the move in date to mid-August. The good news is that work inside the building is continuing and final cleaning is occurring on the third floor and parts of the second floor. Furniture install is going well and we are still waiting for several items to be delivered over the next few weeks as production facilities continue to open up across the country. The emergency generator should start testing in the next week and our elevators are awaiting sign off.

Updated 06/29/2020

The Public Safety Center will be the new home of the city’s Emergency Management Department and Police Department. Located at 6125 SW Hall Blvd, the building is a three story, 72,000+ sq ft building designed to accommodate departmental growth to the year 2050. At full capacity it is planned for more than 250 employees and is designed to meet current earthquake efficiency standards to help maintain essential city services during earthquake and other emergency situations. The city partnered with PGE to help design a robust backup power system that includes a generator, solar energy, and a battery energy storage system to allow the building to be functional during wide spread power outages for a prolonged period. The project team, Shiels Obletz Johnsen, FFA Architecture & Interiors, and Skanska Construction, have been working diligently to make this project a success for the Beaverton community.

Grand Opening Event

Continue to check back as the recent COVID-19 pandemic effects how we can share this event while keeping public safety in mind. Additional information to follow on a virtual tour is in the works.

Proposed rendering of Public Safety Center at dusk as viewed from Hall Blvd.Public Safety Center design rendering, entry view near the corner of Allen Blvd. and Hall Blvd.

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What to expect this year

Ongoing construction is expected through spring 2020. Upcoming milestones are anticipated to include:

Apr. 2020Most of the internal building finishes are being completed, elevators are being installed, parking lot areas are being worked, landscaping is beginning, and permanent fencing is being installed.
Mar. 2020Roofing complete, exterior ground work started, and solar panel structures being install on the rest of the building. Shell station demolished and tanks removed from the property.
Jan. - Mar. 2020Construction continuation and starting the demolition and rebuilding of the gas station property.
Dec. 2019Shell Station demolition complete.
Note: Tentative schedule. Milestones may vary based on weather conditions and construction activity.

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Demolition of the Beaverton Activities Center began in fall 2018 to make way for the new building. Since then, construction at the site has progressed.

Project Milestones

Sep. - Nov. 2019Exterior walls added, windows and brick installation begins. Interior sheetrock added to first floor areas, as work continues on all three floors. Weatherproofing and roofing beings, and roadwork along adjacent streets continues.
Aug. 2019Topping Out Ceremony (last piece of iron added to the building!)
Jul. - Aug. 2019Exterior concrete walls and interior block walls added. Steel trusses and cross-laminated timbers installed, and all three floors of building completed.
Installation of internal walls, fire sprinkler pipes, HVAC duct work, electrical wiring, and sheet rock begins on all three floors.
Jun. 2019Purchased Shell Station property.
May 2019Completed concrete pour of first floor slab and began roadwork along Hall Boulevard for sidewalk, utility and grading.
Apr. 2019Reached the one year (52 week) mark for completion.
Sept. 2018Groundbreaking ceremony and construction commencement.
Aug. 2018$400,000 EPA grant awarded for brownfield cleanup activities at the site.
Jul. 2018Planning and design complete.
Feb. 2018Community Open House for site and building design.
Nov. 2017Public Hearing Notice for Brownfields Cleanup Plan to apply for EPA grants.
Sept. 2017Contract approved with Skanska USA Building, Inc. for pre-construction manage/general contractor services.
Aug. 2017Contract approved with FFA Architecture & Interiors for architectural services.
Jul. 2017Update provided to city Council regarding Beaverton Activities Center tenants.
Apr. 2017Contract approved with Shiels Obletz Johnsen, Inc. (Portland, OR) for owner’s representative services.
Jan. 2017Resolution passes authorizing the issuance, sale, execution and delivery of $35 million in general obligation bonds for the construction and equipping of the building.
Dec. 2016Appointment of Orrick, Herrighton & Suttcliffe, LLP (Portland, OR) as Bond Counsel and PFM Financial Advisory, LLC (Seattle, WA) to provide financial advisory services for general obligation bonds.
Nov. 2016Beaverton voters approve $35 million public safety center bond measure.
Jun. 2016Resolution passes referring bond measure to Beaverton voters.