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Construction manager selected for justice center

The city of O’Fallon has retained McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. to serve as construction manager for the city’s new Justice Center.

In this role, McCarthy will function as the city’s agent for the pre-construction and construction phases of the 80,000-square-foot-plus facility.

The justice center is to be located on Bryan Road south of Veterans Memorial Parkway and will house a police station and municipal court. Officials describe the center as “a state-of-the-art facility that is designed to meet the needs of a modern police force while enabling the city to continue providing the highest level of service to its residents and businesses and enable the department to grow to meet the projected needs through 2040.”

In April 2015, O’Fallon residents approved a $28.7 million bond issue and property tax increase to finance the new facility. The city selected Wilson Estes Police Architects to design the new building.

“This project will provide much-needed space for critical services within the city, allowing us to continue providing quality services to our residents and businesses and attract the most professional officers and staff,” Mayor Bill Hennessy said. “We recognize the strong bond between our residents and our officers, and we appreciate their trust and support in making this project a reality. With the assistance of McCarthy and Wilson Estes, we will ensure that this project is both fiscally responsible and one our residents can all take pride in.”

Construction of the new facility is scheduled to begin in late spring 2016 and be completed in late 2017.

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