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ICYMI: City of Williamsburg to Host Information Session on New Police Station

An artist’s rendering of the planned new 43,400-square-foot police station to be located adjacent to the Municipal Building on Lafayette Street. (City of Williamsburg)

WILLIAMSBURG — The City of Williamsburg is inviting the public to attend an information session about the design and location of a planned new police station to be located adjacent to the Municipal Building on Lafayette Street. 

The information session is slated for 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Williamsburg Fire Station. 

Representatives from the City of Williamsburg’s Police, Planning and Codes Compliance, and Public Works departments will be in attendance, as well as representatives from the design-build team of Henderson Inc. and Moseley Architects, to discuss how the new station location was chosen and consider other alternatives, the city said. 

The discussion of a project to address the current police station building began in 2016, the city said. After deciding to build a new building versus renovating the current station, city council voted in December 2021 to authorize purchasing a portion of 715 Lafayette St. after evaluating multiple sites over several years. 

According to the city, bid solicitation for a design-build team began in June 2022 and resulted in two proposals. City council chose Henderson Inc. for this project at its November 2022 meeting, and in October 2023, it voted unanimously to authorize that the city manager enter into a comprehensive agreement with Henderson Inc. to build the new 43,400-square-foot police station. 

The estimated completion date for the station is in the fall of 2025. The current police station on Armistead Avenue will be demolished after the new one opens, the city said.

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