EDWARDSVILLE — Construction-management firm IMPACT Strategies has begun work on a $12 million contract to build a 51,000-square-foot public safety facility for the city of Edwardsville.
The project officially kicked-off at a groundbreaking event held Saturday at the building’s site located at 333 S. Main St. The new facility will be directly adjacent to the new Leon Corlew Park and Splash Pad.
IMPACT Strategies is working collaboratively with FGM Architects in O’Fallon, Ill. Upon completion in late 2017, the new public safety facility will house the fire department and all law enforcement offices, including detention cells and evidence storage. The city’s decision to co-locate police and fire services under one roof was done in an effort to save tax payer dollars while at the same time providing greater convenience for the departments.
“The fire and police departments work hand-in-hand so having a single location for all things public safety related will be a huge advantage to the city and its residents,” Mark Hinrichs, president of IMPACT Strategies, said. “The new building will allow the city to support its current needs and future growth for the next 50 to 75 years.”
The public safety building isn’t IMPACT Strategies first in the area. The company constructed several notable developments around town, including the Enclave and Enclave West student housing community, and Park Plaza, home to popular destinations such as Bin 51, Global Brew and Wasabi Sushi Bar. The company last year completed the renovation of 300 Main Apartments located across the street from the new public building site.
IMPACT Strategies begins this latest Edwardsville project on the heels of completing the construction of a new police department headquarters for the city of Belleville.
— From the Illinois Business Journal