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Prescott Valley moves ahead with PVPD expansion
Firm brought ideas outside the box for enlarging building

The Prescott Valley Police Department's building is about to undergo a major rebuilding.

The Prescott Valley Police Department's building is about to undergo a major rebuilding.

While the last expansion of the Prescott Valley Police Department Building was completed in 2008, the time has come for an expansion as additional square footage is sorely needed, said Prescott Valley Capitol Projects Coordinator Kimberly Moon at the Prescott Valley Town Council Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27. The council was considering approving a professional services agreement with Stroh Architecture, Inc. in the amount of $249,067.80 for the architectural design of the Police Building Expansion and Remodel Project.

“The development impact fees have accumulated to the point that we can begin the design of the next stage,” Moon said, noting that seven statements of qualifications were received and all of them demonstrated the ability to do the project and the highest demonstrated report and interview was with Stroh Architecture. “Doug Stroh and Bill Otwell will be working on the architectural expansion of this building. This agreement includes just the design services. When we get closer to construction we will come back with an amendment for construction oversight services at that time.”

Police Chief Bryan Jarrell stated that the police department was originally designed to add a second floor, stating that the seven people who submitted designs did so with ideas on how to make the additions happen. However, Stroh Architecture brought that along with other ideas, Jarrell said. It showed that they were willing to recognize the challenges of what PVPD thought it wanted as well as some alternatives he said.

Otwell thanked the council for the opportunity and said that he walked around the Civic Center and got a much better appreciation for the area.

“It’s just a real opportunity. Doug and I have always enjoyed doing public projects,” Otwell said, calling it “a unique opportunity to add to the value of this civic center you have here.”

Council unanimously approved the professional services agreement.

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