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Department of Public Safety and Town Hall Renovation Faithful to the past while looking to the future

June 13, 2011

Town of Highland Park


Information Index 

Elevation sketches . . . slides 3 – 6

Project summary . . . slides 7 – 11

Construction phasing . . . slides 12 – 17

History of Town Hall . . . slides 18 – 49

Project budget . . . slide 50

Floor plans . . . slides 51- 57

Contact information . . . slide 58

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Town Hall and DPS (elevation proposal)

LARRY E. BOERDER ARCHITECTS

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Town Hall and DPS (elevation proposal)

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LARRY E. BOERDER ARCHITECTS


Town Hall and DPS (St. Johns Drive view)

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LARRY E. BOERDER ARCHITECTS


Town Hall and DPS Schematic

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Town Hall and DPS Schematic

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Town Hall and DPS (conceptual stone detail)

LARRY E. BOERDER ARCHITECTS

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Development Team 

Mayor and Town Council - owner

RPGA Design Group – architect

McLaren, Wilson & Lawrie, Inc. – Public Safety Consulting Architect

Larry E. Boerder Architects – Town consulting architect

Gallagher Construction Services – construction manager

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Project Status and Summary 

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Schematic and elevation design approved by the Town Council on June 13, 2011 Construction bids are expected to be approved late fall 2011 with work beginning January, 2012 lasting for approximately 18 months Overall project funding is $13.8 million with $8.9 million towards construction The building footprint will not be increased while continuing to reflect the current Spanish-Colonial design and maintain its elegance and branding


Project Goals 

Continue the building’s elegance and branding

Minimize the scale of new portions of the building

Update DPS communications equipment

Provide improvements to the jail area

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Project Goals, continued

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Improve records storage capability and adequacy of offices

Enhance public accessibility to office areas

Provide a full basement for increased utilization of area while providing flood proofing with creek adjacency

Improve the energy and lighting efficiency of the building

Enhance the plaza in keeping with the overall building design


Construction Plans 

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Phase I - Temporary DPS Communications Center Phase II - Temporary relocation of various Town offices - Select a building elevation and floor plan - Construction drawings and bidding Phase III - Construct new and improved DPS Communications - Update the DPS holding facility - Renovate Town Hall (excluding the Harvey R. “Bum” Bright Library)


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Phase I – Temporary Communications 

Construct temporary exterior/interior wall in the Apparatus Bay Area (complete) Locate pre-fabricated units in the Apparatus Bay Area (complete) Customize pre-fabricated units for communication and computer server/telephone operations. Units will be located to the Town Service Center for future use. (complete) Upgrade current dispatch equipment and provide for a 3 person work station. Equipment will be relocated to the permanent communications center upon its completion. (underway)


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Temporary Communications (underway) Examples of similar dispatch centers

Dispatch operations located into the fire station which is accessible to the public.


Phase II – Design (underway) 

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Evaluate the building design options in relation to the surrounding neighborhood (ongoing) Continue the character and style of the building keeping to the architectural style of the current building (ongoing) Selection of a floor plan addressing office needs while minimizing the number of floors, construction costs, and massing of the overall building (underway)


Phase III – Construction 

Minimize neighborhood disruption during construction Identify opportunities to minimize inconvenience to the neighborhood caused by visitor parking Improve circulation by visitors with various offices

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Continuation of Emergency Services 

Fire and police personnel/equipment will continue to operate from the DPS building DPS dispatch operations will be temporarily located in the apparatus area of the DPS building DPS will contract with the Town of Addison for temporary jail facilities


Continuation of Town Services 

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The utility department will be located to temporary offices along with other Town Hall departments Town Council meetings and Municipal Court will be located to temporary offices


Original Architects

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Otto H. Lang and Frank O. Witchell were one of the leading Dallas architectural firms in the early 1900s Otto Lang was born and trained as a structural engineer in Germany while Frank Witchell was born in 1879 in South Wales Lang and Witchell were influenced by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, which can be seen in both their high-rise buildings and their residences


Lang & Witchell, Architects

Otto H. Lang 1864 - 1947

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The Building of an Engine House Shortly after the Town was incorporated in 1913, the Town Council authorized the purchase of a fire engine and the construction of a building that would serve as the “Engine House.�

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Engine House Site Plan

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1913 – Engine House

1913– ORIGINAL FIRE STATION


Engine House

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Building of Town Hall

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In 1923, a new Town Hall, designed by architects Otto Lang and Frank Witchell, was constructed next to the Engine House along Hackberry Creek. The construction cost was $55,000. Prior to the construction of the Town Hall, Councilmen met in homes. This Spanish Colonial-style building featured the ornate entryway and tower to uniquely identify Town Hall. When it opened, the new Town Hall housed the Town offices and a public auditorium. At one time, a car could be driven between the Town Hall and Engine House.


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Town Hall and Auditorium Site Plan


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1923 – Town Hall and Auditorium

1913– ORIGINAL FIRE STATION


Town Hall and Auditorium Photos

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Town Hall Sketch

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Auditorium Sketch


A New Police and Fire Station

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A second police and fire station was built in 1927 next to Town Hall. The original Engine House continued in operation during construction being demolished only after the completion of the new building. It is not known why the Engine House was replaced with the second building.


Police and Fire Station Site Plan

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1927 – Police and Fire Station

1927– SECOND FIRE STATION 1913 – DEMOLISHED FIRE STATION

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Police-Fire Station Sketch (second station)


Police-Fire Station Photo (second station)

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Reading and the Arts

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Starting with the collection of books in 1926, the Highland Park Society of Fine Arts and residents petitioned the Town Council to issue Library Bonds in 1929 for the construction of a library and art gallery. The book Homes of the Park Cities, Dallas cites that with the issuance of $75,000 in bonds, a library, art gallery, and new Council Chamber were built adjoining the east side of Town Hall. The expansion opened to the public on December 5, 1930.


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Public Library and Gallery Site Plan


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1930 – Public Library & Art Gallery


Library Photo

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Library Sketch

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Expansion of Town Hall

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Needing additional office space, in 1953 the Town Council directed the construction of two expansions to Town Hall. Utilizing an outdoor terrace located on the south side of Town Hall, the Town was able to add new office space to the growing needs of Town operations. Building improvements also included the construction of new work space for the Police and Fire Building to the rear of the main building.


Expansion - 1953

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Repurposing the Auditorium

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1973 saw the Auditorium renovated into office and meeting space while the Art Gallery was repurposed to become both a part of the Library and the Town Council Chambers. Also during renovations new work areas for DPS were added along with connecting the Town Hall and DPS Building with a logia along the front of the two buildings.


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Expansion - 1973


Taking in the Logia

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Continuing the need in providing accommodations for the work of Town Hall, in 1991 the Town Council directed the enclosure of the logia. The new work space provided not only offices for DPS personnel but a much needed conference room.


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Expansion -1991


Major Renovation to DPS

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In 2002, the part of the complex housing the Department of Public Safety was demolished and replaced with a larger, more modern facility.


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DPS Expansion - 2002


The Beauty of the Library

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In 2008, renovations were complete in the total make-over of the Library. The Town Council made a bold commitment to fund the Library renovation with private funds. The $2.4 million goal was exceeded by $1 million in broad community support of the project.


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Public Library Renovation - 2007


Program Funding Opportunities Available Funds Capital Projects Fund - project appropriation Capital Projects Fund surplus (See Note) Court Security Fund Equipment Replacement Fund FYE 2010 General Fund operating surplus General Fund surplus Utility Fund surplus Total Building Project Estimates Construction Enhanced Exterior Improvements Professional fees Technology Temporary Dispatch Facility Temporary Off-site Facility & Moving Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment Flood Proofing, Asbestos Abatement Total

Total Cash Available $ 7,602,880.00 $ 6,508,550.00 $ 140,000.00 $ 218,600.00 $ 644,794.00 $ 3,620,060.00 $ 3,594,481.00 $ 22,329,365.00

Note: Includes $650,000.00 funding from FY2012 General Fund budget

Council Established Reserves $ $ 2,000,000.00 N/A N/A N/A $ 3,268,060.00 $ 2,384,231.00 $ 7,652,291.00

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Net Cash Available 7,602,880.00 4,508,550.00 140,000.00 218,600.00 644,794.00 352,000.00 1,210,250.00 14,677,074.00

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Program Budget Estimate

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

8,902,511.00 411,113.00 1,436,297.00 1,500,000.00 350,000.00 360,000.00 500,000.00 411,800.00 13,871,721.00


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Schematic Floor Plan – Finish out schedule


Schematic Floor Plan - Basement

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Schematic Floor Plan – First Floor

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Schematic Floor Plan – Second Floor


Schematic Floor Plan – Third Floor

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Thank You Contact Information Captain Miller 214-559-9497 mmiller@hpdps.org

Thank you for the patience during our renovation

Town of Highland Park

Faithful to the past while looking to the future

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