In July 2012, the City purchased from Rock-Kim a 1-acre site on the southern side of Town Center’s Block 3 for the development of its new Police Headquarters. The planned state-of-the-art multi-story facility contains approximately 65,000 square feet, although entitlements are available for development up to 80,000 square feet. The facility consolidates major police operations into a single building and also houses the City’s Emergency Operations Center. In addition, the building contains 14,000 square feet of ground floor retail shell space.
Construction for the Miramar police headquarters commenced in earnest in December 2014. The ribbon cutting was held on June 15, 2016. Shortly thereafter, the building received the U.S. Green Building Council’s distinction of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
The Police Headquarters complements the multitude of public uses that already exist at Town Center and adds to the 1-stop-shop concept for delivery of public services. The Police Headquarters was designed in compliance with the adopted Master Plan, Pattern Book and Mediterranean design theme to ensure the facility integrates with the Town Center’s pedestrian friendly, traditional neighborhood vision.