This page contains a visual timeline of the construction process for the new Sheriff’s Administration Building (c. 2014) and more. Photos are taken on a weekly basis.
In 2013, a new Public Safety Complex will rise on the site next to the current Pinellas County Sheriff’s Administration Building.
The 40 acre site at 10750 Ulmerton Road in Largo will soon be home to five new structures and will be built to withstand a category 5 hurricane.
The new Administration Building – A three story, 218,330 square foot building, which will house the majority of the Sheriff’s Office operations, a consolidated communications center made up of the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch, 9-1-1 Emergency Communications and County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the County’s new Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
Vehicle Maintenance Building – A 25,452 square foot facility, for agency fleet and communications maintenance.
Communications Building – A 2,203 square foot building at the base of the 300 foot tall communications tower.
Parking Garage – A four-story building with 687 parking spaces. Parking will also be augmented with 566 surface parking spaces for a total of 1, 253 parking spaces.
Central Energy Plant – A 23,000 square foot plant which will cycle ground water through the system for more energy efficient cooling of all facilities– without affecting the water quality.
The only existing building that will remain standing will be Building 400, which is the current home of Human Resources. This building will be renovated and will bring Sheriff’s Office units that are currently in leased spaces back to the Sheriff’s Office complex.
Other Pinellas County Government components will be located on the new Public Safety Complex campus– primarily, the Emergency Management Center, (EOC) and Consolidated Communications Center.
The Vehicle Maintenance Building, the Parking Garage, the Communications Building and the Central Energy Plant are set for completion by Fall of 2013.
Plans are to have the Administration Building ready for occupancy by March of 2014.
The total cost of the project is $81,403,306, and is being funded through the Penny for Pinellas referendum.
For more photos, please visit the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pinellassheriff
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