Harbour Contractors, Inc. was selected to build a new 44,000 SF, two-story, masonry prototype located on a 4.0-acre site. The facility is five times the size of the facility it is replacing. It includes features such as a community room, secured viewing and line up room, sally port, booking and holding areas, video arraignment room, telecommunication room, fitness room, video wall roll call room, security monitoring system, and a quiet room.

This project is LEED® Certified to the Gold Level and includes a geothermal heating and cooling system, green roof over 50% of the roof, permeable unit paver parking lot selected to reduce heat island effects, environmentally friendly, and recycled material usage, and a state-of-the-art building energy management system.


Building Features:

  • 44.000 SF
  • High-tech roll call room with SMART Boards
  • Physical fitness room
  • Community room to accommodate group functions, such as Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) Meetings, with a seating capacity for more than 100
  • Secure viewing and line-up rooms
  • “Quiet room” for traumatic incident counseling
  • Locker facilities
  • Warming/cooling station capabilities
  • Cameras mounted on the exterior to monitor parking lots and all access/egress points
  • Geothermal heat exchange system
  • State-of-the-art fiber optic cable network
  • Load-bearing masonry with exterior finish brick
  • Durable materials for ease of cleaning and maintenance (i.e. burnish block walls and terrazzo flooring)


Exterior Amenities:

  • Parking lot (225 spaces and 4 EV Charging Stations)
  • 150-foot monopole communications tower
  • Outdoor electronic message board
  • Reflective and landscaped site development (reduces the urban heat island effect)
  • Bicycle storage area
  • Multiple electric car recharging ports
  • Permeable paving
  • Aggressive stormwater management
  • Green and reflective roof

Public Building Commission of Chicago


VOA (Now Stantec)


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