Creating a welcoming public safety presence in an evolving neighborhood
Bowen, in association with City Architecture, led a team to design a new, 21st Century, 3-story police district headquarters on a remediated brownfield site. The goal (and challenge) was to create an inviting civic facility – establishing and encouraging connections with its community – and serve as a symbol of neighborhood safety, pride, and stability.
A new 18,000 SF Police, Fire, and EMS communication center replaces the existing facility located at the old Third District Police Station in downtown Cleveland. All major communication systems are routed through this room. The layout of the desks and consoles was developed through many work sessions with the supervisors and Police Administration and reflects how they plan to do business.
The new Third District Police Headquarters accommodates the public safety needs of a 21st-century urban community and symbolizes the resurrection of Cleveland’s MidTown district.