Hesperia Police Station Receives Distinguished Award

By Staff Reports

(Hesperia)- – The City of Hesperia is pleased to announce that on December 7, 2011, the Hesperia Police Station received the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) 2011 BEST Award for Facilities Project of the Year.

“We are very proud of our new police station, and are honored that the APWA recognizes the value of this project,” said Mayor Russ Blewett. “This award will serve as the icing on the cake for the Hesperia Civic Center since the Hesperia City Hall, Library, Civic Plaza Park and High Desert Government Center have also received this prestigious recognition.”

After 13 months of construction, the Hesperia Police Station opened on time and under budget in October 2010. The 45,700 square foot facility replaced a cramped 7,600 square foot converted convenience store that had long outgrown the needs of law enforcement services within the City of Hesperia. This $19.8 million project was built to meet the strict standards of an essential facility in the event of a major earthquake and also includes a solar energy system that was made possible through a California Solar Initiative grant for $305,000 and $775,000 in ARRA funds. Designed by LPA, Inc, managed by Griffin Structures and built by McCarthy, the Hesperia Police Station has also received LEED Gold certification as a high-performance green building.

About APWA Awards

Once a year, APWA, Southern California Chapter recognizes public agencies for outstanding capital improvement projects through the Building Excellence | Shaping Tomorrow or BEST Awards while sharing the good ideas displayed in these projects and programs with other APWA members. For more information about APWA please visit www.southernca.apwa.net.

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