Highland prepares to break ground on new police station

2014-04-30T00:00:00Z Highland prepares to break ground on new police stationCharles F. Haber Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
April 30, 2014 12:00 am  • 

HIGHLAND | The Town Council is digging closer to groundbreaking on the new police station.

The council has unanimously granted permission to advertise for bids on the project's first phase, which will prepare the ground for the 25,190 square foot building.

"The intent is to prepare the site for the start of construction of the building, which is anticipated to be mid-August," said Scott Cherry, senior vice president of The Skillman Corp. of Merrillville.

Contractor bids will be due on May 22 and Cherry said work should begin around the first week in June.

The building, which will be called the Public Safety Facility, will stand next to Town Hall at the northeast corner of Ridge Road and Cottage Grove Avenue.

Two homes the town bought at that corner will soon be razed, Cherry said.

"We've used the two houses for firefighter training," Fire Chief Bill Timmer said, adding he is grateful the town allowed his department to use them.

The site preparation will include underground infrastructure, a parking lot in the northeast area of the site and installation of a stormwater detention pond, Cherry said.

The next phase will be bidding for the actual construction of the station, Cherry said.

The new facility is expected to open around August or September 2015, he added.

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



About Highland

Town of Highland

3333 Ridge Road, Highland, IN 46322
219.838.1080

Highland Police Department

3333 Ridge Road Highland, IN 46322
219.838.3184

Highland Fire Department

2901 Highway Avenue Highland, IN 46322
219.923.9876

Highland Park Department

2450 Lincoln Street Highland, IN 46322
219.838.0114

School Town of Highland

Administration Center
9145 Kennedy Highland, IN 46322
219.924.7400

Latest Local Offers