On a balmy 90-degree afternoon in September, Cooper and Company’s staff were proud to represent the construction crew as county commissioners, Gwinnett County Police Department officers, and the architectural team from Precision Planning joined together to celebrate the groundbreaking for Bay Creek Police Precinct.
This precinct has been in the works for years in the Gwinnett County plan but the stars just recently aligned for the project vision to start becoming a reality. In a recent article from the Gwinnett Daily Post, Gwinnett Police Chief A.A. “Butch” Ayers said, “We would have rather have done it in 2009, but with the economy and everything, we couldn’t.” After talking about the project for years, he is excited that the facility is in the works.
When Cooper turns over the keys for this facility, it will be the county’s sixth precinct with plans for 12,500 square feet of space. An accompanying separate alternate 6,200 square foot 911 center will also be constructed on the site.
The alternate 911 center on the site will have 20 dispatcher consoles which, which will be utilized for training when not operational. The county allocated approximately $12 Million in total for this SPLOST funded facility.
Per the county, this location will be home to 65 officers off Ozora Rd and serve the residents in the greater Grayson area that does not have its own local law enforcement. Commissioners Chairwoman Charlotte Nash noted that this is a project that residents of the area have been requesting and the commission is glad that they could deliver on this project.
Cooper immediately began clearing trees following the groundbreaking ceremony to begin the site work for the footings on the police facility. This project is scheduled to be complete in the second half of 2019.