Police Dept Central Precinct, Savannah, GA

New Police Precinct Creates Visual Pillar Of Public Safety

Hussey Gay Bell provided programming, architecture and structural engineering services for the Savannah Police Department Central Precinct building, which will serve as a prototype for future police precinct buildings. The project is located on approximately 1.6 acres between Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Montgomery Street at 33rd and 34th Streets. This property most recently housed residential buildings and the approved facility floor plan consists of approximately 16,000 SF and includes meeting space that can be used by both the police department and community. The facility is designated as a critical facility and was designed and is being constructed to meet all critical facility guidelines. The building was also designed to be welcoming and visually compatible with its historic context, while conveying the stature of a public safety building. It is being constructed by Orlando-based, Johnson-Laux.

Police Dept Central Precinct
Savannah, GA

For years, the City had considered the placement of a central precinct facility in District 1, the most densely populated area in the entire City. Then, in February of 2018, post demerger of the county and city police departments, the Savannah Police Department began operating under a four-precinct model that includes Northwest, Southside, Eastside and Central precincts. Paid through SPLOST funding, the construction of this 13,300 square foot multi-purpose Central Precinct marks the first building constructed specifically for Savannah officers is more than a century.