Blacksburg Public Safety Building and Parking Garage

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Blacksburg Public Safety Building and Parking Garage

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Location
Blacksburg, Virginia

Owner
Town of Blacksburg

Architect
AECOM

Size
35,051 square-feet building, plus parking garage

The Blacksburg Public Safety Building is a state-of-the-art public safety complex located in the heart of downtown Blacksburg, Virginia. This two-story facility wraps a 6-level parking garage offering a needed addition 338 spaces to the busy downtown corridor. The new building will serve as an upgrade to the current police headquarters in the Town.

The new 35,050 square foot structure will support the police force featuring a plethora of amenities such as a classrooms, training rooms, simulated fire arms training facilities, a defensive tactics room, and an exercise room, as well as a large breakroom with scenic outdoor patio space. Positioned near the Virginia Tech campus, the station will serve Blacksburg residents and offer a large community room for use by citizens of the Town. While the majority of the parking garage will be for public use, the lower level will exclusively hold police vehicles and offer two entry points for security. The structure will provide a new standard of safety to the Town of Blacksburg, assisting in recruiting efforts, as well as bolstering training for veterans of the department.

W.M. Jordan Company was awarded the project through a PPEA (Public-Private Partnership Act) proposal. The contract is a comprehensive agreement, including the design, construction, furniture, fixtures, and equipment for the facility. This project required the submittal of a conditional use permit request, which allowed for the parking garage to exceed a 60-foot height restriction on new buildings in Downtown Blacksburg. In keeping with green initiatives Blacksburg has set forth, the building will be LEED v. 4 Silver Certified. This certification includes the use of energy efficient lighting, plumbing and mechanical systems and a solar ready design, as well as vehicle charging stations in the garage.

W.M. Jordan Company is providing both development and construction services on the project.

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