MPD Facilities Update

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Information and updates about ongoing renovation and repairs at the Melbourne Police Department's headquarters building (650 N. Apollo Boulevard) and the CCID building (701 S. Babcock Street) will be posted on this webpage. 

Please forward any building-related issues to:
Scott Porter, Facilities Division Manager
Scott.Porter@mlbfl.org

 

Sept. 5, 2017: The City received seven responses to the RFQ for Professional Engineering Services for the Police Department Space Needs Analysis and New Facility Design. The review committee evaluated the proposals and short-listed four firms who will provide presentations on September 12, 2017. Based upon those presentations, the committee will select the most qualified firm and request authorization from City Council to negotiate the agreement. Additional details regarding the project approach and timeframes will be available and posted once the contract is finalized.

During this time, no one other than the designated contact, Lisa Solina in Engineering, may release information about the RFQ selection process or about the project in general. If you are contacted by anyone regarding the process or the project, please immediately refer them to Lisa Solina at City Hall. She can also be reached at 321-608-7308 or Lisa.solina@mlbfl.org.

 

May 24, 2017: Last night City Council approved creating a new project to fund space needs analysis and design services. The RFQ should be ready soon, and the needs assessment should be finished in February 2018.

May 17, 2017: Staff is currently preparing the specifications for a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to advertise for space needs analysis and design services. Completing the needs assessment will be vital in refining the exact space needs and cost estimates for a new police facility. Funding for the needs assessment will occur this fiscal year; however, costs associated with site appraisals and/or other due diligence requirements will have to be budgeted next fiscal year. Staff will be presenting this update and potential timelines during the May 23, 2017, City Council meeting. 

Feb. 2, 2017: Last night staff gave City Council an overview of the conditions at the Apollo and Babcock buildings during a special workshop meeting. Staff presented both the structural and operational problems with each building and presented options for repairing the existing buildings or building a new police headquarters. Council expressed concern for Police Department employees and agreed to direct staff to look into building a new police facility instead of trying to repair the current buildings. The next step is for staff to refine estimates and financing options for the new facility. They will then return to Council to present this information and will propose a timeline for the project.

Jan. 5, 2017: A special meeting of the City Council has been schedule for Feb. 1, 2017. During this meeting staff will give Council an overview of building issues and will present options for consideration. This meeting is open to the public and will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall. Please send any photos and direct any building-related issues to Linda South: linda.south@mlbfl.org (Russ Spor has left the City of Melbourne.)

Oct. 26, 2016: Engineering studies are being completed, and Chief Mimbs is compiling a case statement/presentation demonstrating current working conditions in both buildings and MPD employee needs. The MPD Facilities Working Group is continuing to develop a proposal for presentation to council at a special workshop in early 2017 (exact date to be determined). Please continue to send information about or photos of any building-related issues to: Russ Spor, Facilities Division Manager: (321) 608-5500

August 8, 2016: Memo from Russ Spor re: Status of Apollo Blvd. Building