For Immediate Release
August 01, 2011
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Mayor's Press Office
Today, Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced the opening of the new area B-2 police station in Roxbury. Covering 34,500 square-feet, the three-story steel frame building with a masonry exterior cost approximately $15 million to build. The new station incorporates energy-efficient building systems as well as brand new site utility systems and achieves Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification, a globally recognized green building certification program.
"This station was a collaborative effort to ensure that the Roxbury community was equipped with the finest police facilities so that the men and women of area B2 can better serve and protect our residents," Mayor Menino said. "This new building will also complement the City's attempt to promote energy efficiency, green technology, and alternative energy solutions."
The station is the City's first public safety building to attain the prominent LEED Silver Certification. Some of the green features within the building include:
- Energy efficiency;
- Reduced water use;
- Promoting alternative transportation methods, green education and maintenance initiatives;
- Expansion of landscaped areas;
- A reflective roof;
- The City's first vegetated roof;
- Comprehensive construction waste recycling
The station is a sign of things to come for the neighborhood as Mayor Menino's Dudley Plan, announced in the spring, is committed to fixing the economic disparities among different communities to stabilize Boston's overall financial well-being.
The plan is centered on the construction of a new office complex at the site of the old Ferdinand Furniture Building through a unique public-private development structure with a ground breaking expected next year. The building will be home to the new Boston Public Schools headquarters, bringing them closer to the students and parents they serve.
The site of construction for the new police station was formerly the Modern Electroplating plant, which was considered one of the most contaminated pieces of land in the state. An exhaustive remediation process cleaned the site. About 40-percent of the work on the new station was carried out by Boston residents and 44-percent by minority workers. The City of Boston, Mayor Menino and Police Commissioner Edward Davis are proud to present this modern, state-of-the-art police facility to the community and to the deserving police officers of district B2.