Public Safety Complex PhotoGrand Opening Celebration and Open House

It is with great excitement that the Montrose Police Department looks forward to welcoming the community to the Grand Opening of the Montrose Public Safety Complex. This event marks the culmination of several years of research, planning, and construction resulting in the completion of a new state-of-the-art facility designed to provide the Montrose Police Department with the tools it needs to continue to serve and protect our community. 

The Grand Opening event will kick off at noon on Tuesday, September 27, and will be followed by open house tours from 12:30 to 4:00 PM. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. For those who are unable to attend the Grand Opening event, there will be additional open house opportunities throughout the week as shown below:

  • September 27, 12:30 to 4:00 PM
  • September 28, 8:00 to 11:00 AM
  • September 28, 5:00 to 7:00 PM
  • September 29, 5:00 to 7:00 PM
  • October 1, 9:00 to 11:00 AM

Project Overview

The new Public Safety Complex (PSC) encompasses the former PD facility's footprint and the adjacent parcels. The west half of the building has two levels and one level on the eastern half for a total of 37,168 square feet. The new construction wraps the pre-existing PD structure.

  • Level 1 (new building) = 28,197 square feet
  • Level 2 (new building) = 8,971 square feet

The west half of the building is a steel structure with second-level metal decking and concrete slab. The east side consists of structural concrete masonry units with bar-joist roof framing. The exterior siding for the complex is all masonry – mostly brick veneer with stone detailing.

Adjustments in PD Operations During Construction

Normal Police Department operations have continued throughout the construction of the PSC, and personnel have been temporarily relocated to facilities neighboring the construction area. Until the new facility is fully ready for occupancy, customer service personnel are available at the main entrance lobby of City Hall at 431 S 1st St. Public parking is available along portions of S 1st St near City Hall and at Centennial Plaza.

Project Timeline

  • April 2021: Construction mobilization, site demolition, and mass excavation
  • May 2021: Deep foundation screw piles and utility work (gas, storm, electrical, and communication lines)
  • June & July 2021: Structural concrete and under-slab electrical and plumbing
  • August & September 2021: Building concrete slab-on-grade, structural steel framing, and concrete block walls
  • October - December 2021: Metal framing, exterior masonry, roofing, and M.E.P. rough-in
  • January – April 2022: All interior finishes (drywall, cabinets & countertops, doors, flooring, paint, ceilings, lights, etc.), and exterior sidewalks
  • May – August 2022: Parking lot, landscaping, commissioning of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, and complete interior finishes
PSC Construction Site Diagram

Project Team

  • City of Montrose: Council Members, Police Department, Public Works, Public Safety Advisory Committee
  • Owner’s Representative: Dynamic Program Management
  • Architects: Blythe Group + Co., Motley Architecture, MWL Inc.
  • Engineers: Lindauer-Dunn Inc., Bighorn Consulting Engineers Inc.
  • Contractor: Shaw Construction

Contact Info

  • Shaw Construction: James de la Garza (720-584-2532) & Paul Schultz (970-904-0035)
  • City of Montrose Public Works: Jim Scheid  (970-240-1481)