STEELE CREEK NEWS
Grand Opening for
New Police Station is September 19
2012) The Steele Creek Division of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police
Department will have the public Grand Opening for its new station on
Wednesday, September 19 at 2:30 PM. The public will be able to tour
the new station and meet with division officers and city officials.
division is expected to move from its current location at the old
Police Academy building on Shopton Road next week. The old station
is not visible from the street and sits behind a locked gate in the
evenings. The new station sits prominently at the corner of S Tryon
Street and Westinghouse Boulevard in the heart of Steele Creek.
Although it has an officers' parking lot in the back behind a fence,
it also has an accessible public lot on the side and no gate in the
A sculpture by artist
Billy Lee sits in front of the station. The artwork
features a tree design cut into circular aluminum plates. The tree
represents the center of the community, growth, protection, and
stability, and relates to the role of law enforcement to serve and
New Steele Creek Police Station Artwork Design Concept Approved
(January 25, 2012).
The city has been
planning for the station for some time, with the groundbreaking
finally occurring last September.
The total cost of the
new station is approximately $7 million, which includes
the building and site
design, land purchase, construction, furniture and other equipment,
and other professional services.
At just under 12,500
square feet, the station will feature a lobby and other public
areas, a fitness room, men's and women's locker rooms, a roll call
offices, and bull pen areas with officers' work space.
The grounds currently
are bare, but expect trees and other landscaping to show up during
the fall planting season.
To see a floorplan
and other details, see
New Police Station to be Accessible and Environmentally Friendly
(March 10, 2011).
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