Maryland– The Frederick Police Department issued a request for information (RFI) to property owners located downtown with land, acreage or buildings that meet the criteria for a new police headquarters. Interested parties have until March 30 to respond. At the close of the deadline, task force members, who include representatives from the police department and various government and community groups, will evaluate the responses and provide a list to an architectural and engineering firm to develop a formal request for proposals.
For the RFI, architects recommended a 59,140-square-foot facility for an estimated $17.2 million. Some of the criteria include enough space for a one-story, 60,000-square-foot building or two-story building with a 38,000-square-foot first floor and a second floor of at least 22,000 square feet. The space should also accommodate 270 to 340 parking spaces. Task force members are exploring several financing options, including a public-private partnership, long-term lease or lease to own.