City Council Approves Construction Contract for Flour Bluff Sub-Station Improvements
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – At today’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting, Corpus Christi Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo and the City Council approved a $1.5 million dollar construction contract to Barcom Construction, Inc., of Corpus Christi, for the Police Sub-station Flour Bluff Improvements project, located in Council District 4. Funding for this project comes from FY 2021 funding available through the Facilities Maintenance Capital Fund and Bond 2018 Fund.
“As Mayor, public safety is my top priority. I was proud to see funding for the police substation building in Flour Bluff move forward in order to support the hard work of our officers,” said Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo.
The Corpus Christi Police Department (CCPD) Flour Bluff police sub-station is located at 1456
Waldron Road and was initially built in the 1970s. The total floor area is 4,200 square feet, and the interior is divided for two separate uses. The police utilize the space on the western half of the building, and the remaining half of the building is currently vacant but was previously used by the Health Department. The building needs major interior and exterior upgrades due to its age. Currently, there are 10 to 12 CCPD employees based at the substation. After the improvements are complete, CCPD will utilize the entire building footprint. The renovated facility will have the capacity to house up to 54 employees.
Interior improvements will include: the demolition of the existing interior walls, new floor finishes, ceilings, partitions, electrical, LED lighting upgrades, IT and communication cabling, and a new HVAC system. Exterior improvements include a new aluminum storefront facing Waldron Road, a new roof, a partial replacement of the existing metal panel façade, new building signage, removal of the existing teller window, fresh paint, and a rehabilitated parking lot.
The Flour Bluff Police Substation, Ethyl Eyerly Senior Center, Parker Pool, and Parker Park share the existing public parking lot. The construction contract also includes reconfiguring and improving the public parking lot to accommodate up to 33 cars. Landscaping and irrigation improvements required by the City Code are also included. Security fencing, automatic security gates, and new lighting will provide secured parking for 19 police department vehicles.
Upon project completion, the Corpus Christi Police Department will have a modern police substation facility allowing more efficient and effective operations. Construction will begin in June 2021 and is anticipated to take eight months.
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