The KCPD Police Headquarters building was originally built in 1938 at 1125 Locust Street. Only the 4rd, 5th and 6th floors had been renovated with the last renovations being completed in 1998. Funds from the 2001 Public Safety Sales Tax began renovations on the building, and funds from the latest Public Safety Sales Tax Renewal completed the renovations.
The Deficiencies of the Old Building
- Aging Building
- HVAC Problems
- Plumbing Problems
- Original elevator system needs constant repairs
- Not ADA compliant
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th, and 8th floor have never been renovated
The Public Safety Sales Tax renewal was used to complete the renovation of the remaining floors, renovate the outside of the building, and replace the windows, elevators, and HVAC system.
Based on the costs to renovate floors at City Hall, The City’s General Services Department – Architecture Division ’s estimated that it would cost $1.2 million to $2 million per floor to renovate Police Headquarters. In addition, an abatement of asbestos and lead paint was necessary, as well as the replacement of the elevators, HVAC, plumbing, and other building systems. The end result preserved this historical beauty and importance of the building, while providing for additional updated capital improvements for all those that work and utilize KCPD’s Police Headquarters.
Scope of Work
Due to the over-crowding that existed in the KCPD Police Headquarters building, a proper renovation required that some personnel located at 1125 Locust be moved to another location. Working in collaboration with the City, a city-owned building at 901 Charlotte is now the Police Headquarters Annex. The building at 901 Charlotte has been renovated, the personnel have been moved, and the Police Headquarters Annex is open for business.
All renovation and construction was completed by the Fall of 2014. Officer Rhonda Schulte is the Project Officer for the Police Headquarters Renovation.
The KCPD Police Headquarters building renovation was one of the AIA 2016 Design Excellence Award Winners – Honor & Project of the Year Award – firm: Helix Architecture + Design.