The second pre-construction ceremony for the new Orlando Police Department Headquarters is planned for Thursday, teeing off vertical construction. The first ceremony was in December, when demolition and site work began on the old Lynx depot on Orange Blossom Trail which started life as a Parramore Elementary School.
The project, which received a Design of Excellence Award this year from the Orlando Chapter of American Institute of Architects, has grown a bit in size and price since December.
The price tag for the technologically updated station was estimated at $40 million in December. Now it is set at an estimated $45 million. And the size of the building has ticked up a bit as well, from 94,500 square feet to 96,000. The schedule has slipped some, too. Originally, vertical construction was scheduled for April and completion was set for summer 2016. Now it is expected to be finished in the fall of next year.
The building, when complete, will house 365 full-time police officers and other employees, the city said.
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