Gilbane holds Official Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Rock Island Police Station

Chicago, IL – September 20, 2014 – Gilbane Building Company held an official groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new Rock Island Police Station. The new building will be located between 12th and 13th streets and 5th and 7th Avenues, just west of downtown Rock Island. The ceremony was held on July 16, 2014.

After five years of planning, the city of Rock Island and neighborhood residents are excited about the project and feel that it will become an anchor in the community and also spur redevelopment in an area that greatly needs it. The facility will be 62,500 SF of space that will include a 911 emergency call center, indoor police vehicle parking and community room for the public. An existing on-site building is being renovated and will be used for evidence storage and a new crime lab.

“We are pleased to finally get the project started for the Rock Island Police Department,” stated Thomas Leonard, Senior Project Executive for Gilbane Building Company. “The new station will provide a state-of-the-art facility for law enforcement. In addition, it will also allow the police department and the citizens of Rock Island to positively interact and build better relationships. All in all, it’s a great day for Rock Island.” Many of the uniformed officers & families from the Rock Island Police Department were on hand for the groundbreaking event. They joined Mayor Dennis Pauley, Director of Public Works, Randy Tweet; Chief Jeff VenHuizon; Deputy Chief Jason Foy and City Manager Thomas Thomas at the project site to kick off construction.

The completion date for the project is scheduled for December 2015.

About Gilbane, Inc.
Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services—from preconstruction planning and integrated consulting capabilities, to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services—for clients across various markets. Marking its 141st year in operation and still a privately held, family-run company, Gilbane has more than 50 offices in various locations around the world.