ADG developed a detailed spatial needs assessment, followed by a review of multiple site candidates for a new Sarasota Police Department facility. It was determined that the best solution was to purchase multiple outparcels that were contiguous to the existing Police facility.
The new facility includes spaces for Professional Standards, Support Services, Internal Affairs, Criminal Investigations, Property and Evidence and Records. While design was underway, a proposed joint parking structure with the County fell through. This led to the challenge of designing a 200+ space parking structure within an already constrained site. A number of specialized areas are designed into the secured parking structure including a SWAT tactical ready room and specialized vehicle storage, vehicle evidence processing bays, and the central energy plant.
The entire facility is designed to withstand Category-5 hurricane forces and with the critical infrastructure redundancies that are in place, this Headquarters is assured to maintain operations during or after a significant event. This LEED Certified facility fronts a beautiful 40-acre passive recreation park, creating a large scale “backdrop” to the park.