BKV Group was hired to help provide a study to assess staffing and operational requirements over the next 15 to 20 years. The study examined projected staffing and operational changes anticipated. This data helped to identify four possible planning options that would address the City’s long-term master plan for the police department. Pros and cons were developed with each option along with phasing and financing strategies. The study was developed with continual involvement of the Police Department, City staff, and the City Council to help assure that all stakeholders were aware and informed in the development of an ultimate solution that best achieve the City’s long-term vision.

Client: City of Rochester, MN
Type:  Law Enforcement, Planning & Studies
Size: 61,000 SF

The preferred master planning option called for a north-side substation. The City adopted this approach and BKV Group conducted a site feasibility study on an existing building that was offered for sale.

The preferred master planning option called for a north-side substation. The City adopted this approach and BKV Group conducted a site feasibility study on an existing building that was offered for sale.

Upon completion of the study, the city purchased the property and worked with BKV Group to design renovations and a building addition to the existing structure. Currently under construction, this project has been phased with the sitework and Service Center planned to open in early Feb 2020. The new Police Station will open in summer 2021 providing much needed operational space for the department.

Upon completion of the study, the city purchased the property and worked with BKV Group to design renovations and a building addition to the existing structure. Currently under construction, this project has been phased with the sitework and Service Center planned to open in early Feb 2020. The new Police Station will open in summer 2021 providing much needed operational space for the department.