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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New Holliston Police Station

by Jon Juhl

The Holliston Board of Selectmen and Holliston Police Station Building Committee invite the Holliston community to the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Holliston Police Station to be held on Thursday, May 29th at 10:00AM at 532 Washington Street (old Police Station site).  This will mark the beginning of the final phase of the new Police Station’s $6.63 million development. The new 14,790 square foot Police Station replaces the 7,200 square foot Station built in 1969. The Town approved funding for the Station at its Fall Town Meeting in October 2006 and at the Town Election in November 2006. Thanks in part to the efforts of the Board of Selectmen, Town Boards, the Friends of the Police Station, Inc. as well as the Police Department, construction of a new Police Station is about to become reality.

The Board of Selectmen awarded a $4,910,957 construction contract to Statewide Engineering and Construction Company, Inc. of Fall River for the new Holliston Police Station Building on the site of the old Police Station.  The construction contract was approved on May 1st, with the Notice of the Proceed issued on May 15th. The start of construction represents a milestone in the development of the Police Station that was originally undertaken back in 2004 with the creation of the Police Station Study Committee by the Board of Selectmen.  The Holliston Police Station Building Committee, which took over from the Study Committee upon the Town’s approval of funds for the Police Station, with the assistance of the Holliston Police Department, led by Chief Thomas Lambert, and Kevin Witzel of Kaestle Boos Associates, Inc., the project architect, bid the project in January of 2008.  Statewide Engineering and Construction Co., Inc. was selected from ten contractors who submitted public bids in March of this year.

Kaestle Boos Associates, Inc., the project architect is one of the premier architectural firms specializing in Police Station design and construction supervision. Statewide Engineering and Construction Company has been in public construction for the past twenty years and has just completed the Abington Police Station and received outstanding reviews from the town of Abington in the process.  They also built the Hopkinton Senior Center in 2006 and the Northampton Senior Center in 2007.

The initial phases of the construction will involve site work as required by the Conservation Commission prior to the demolition of the existing Station, which is anticipated to be completed by the end of June.  The overall project is expected to be completed by September of 2009.