Hasbrouck Heights-based architecture firm DMR Architects has been hired to build a new headquarters for the Garfield Police Department, it said Wednesday.The 20,000-square-foot project, to be located at 411 Midland Ave., will be constructed in two phases to ensure uninterrupted service at the current headquarters, which was built in the 1960s. The new facility will be 5,000 square feet larger, and have more dedicated space for electrical systems, DMR said in a news release.
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“Many of the police stations in Bergen County were built around the same time, and while they were more than adequate accommodations 50 years ago, they can’t defer making these upgrades anymore without affecting the safety of the staff and community,” Lloyd Rosenberg, CEO and president of DMR, said in a prepared statement. “We are thrilled and honored that the Garfield Police Department has chosen DMR to perform this critical work.”
Construction will begin this summer, and is expected to last 14 months, DMR said.
This is the second police station in North Jersey that DMR is working on, and one of 10 municipal buildings it has designed in the past four years.
“DMR Architects has proven to be innovative and creative in designing our new police station,” Thomas J. Duch, city manager, said in a statement. “Their creativity and sensitivity to detail and responsiveness to the needs of our growing police department have been exceptional.”
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