Chicago Police Station Construction

Harbour was selected for the new 23rd, now 19th District Police Station which would replace the department’s existing police station. The old station was built in the 1930s and did not have adequate space or amenities to further service the Town Hall District.

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The new Chicago police station construction project sits along Halsted Street at Waveland and Addison Street and includes a 361-vehicle, four-level parking structure for the public and police personnel.

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Building Features

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


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Exterior Amenities

  • 361 space, dual service, parking structure
  • Green and reflective roof
  • 150-foot monopole communications tower
  • Outdoor electronic message board
  • Reflective and landscaped site development, which reduces the urban heat island effect
  • Bicycle storage area
  • Multiple EV recharging ports for the Chicago police/electric vehicles
  • Permeable paving
  • Aggressive stormwater management


Chicagos 23rd green roof

Sustainability and Certification

The new Chicago police station construction consists of a two-story 44,000 SF load-bearing masonry building with a design based on the prototype for other new police stations built throughout the City. The project was designed to accommodate a staff of 450 people over three shifts and contains male/female locker rooms, roll call room, exercise room, sally port, holding cells, interview rooms, evidence areas, 100-seat community room, administrative and general offices, 150-foot communications tower, and a four-story parking garage. The project is LEED® Certified to the Gold Level from the USGBC.

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