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Royal Oak To Break Ground On New Police Station

March 27, 2019 - 7:21 am

ROYAL OAK (WWJ) - Shovels will hit the dirt Wednesday as the city of Royal Oak breaks ground on its new police station.

The new 42,000-square foot facility is being built along 11 Mile Road between 2nd and Knowles streets, next to the Royal Oak Farmers Market. The city says the new building will come with a modern lock up and booking area, and a bridge to the courthouse.

The new building is scheduled to be completed in 2020 as part of the $37 million Rethink Royal Oak development project -- which also includes a new City Hall, a park and a parking structure. 

Once the new police station is completed, the current police station -- which was built in 1964 -- will be demolished to make way for a two-acre park.

The new City Hall, also housed in the same current building as the police station, will be located between 3rd and Troy streets, behind the Royal Oak Farmers Market; construction for that building is already underway. 

A new parking garage one block west of the construction site will bring 581 parking spaces to the area in June 2019.