There are 44 active construction projects totaling $62.4 million underway throughout the city, including a handful that are expected to be completed next month.
PALM BEACH GARDENS - A September debut is planned for the city’s new public safety training complex, a city official told council members Thursday night.
Deputy Community Services Administrator Angela Brown updated the council on a handful of capital improvement projects that are underway in the city, including the $2.46 million complex on Richard Road.
That project will include a four-story, metal tower that will serve as a training site for fire rescue personnel.
The police K-9 training area at the complex already is operational, Brown said and additional work is being completed on the fire rescue side.
Three other major projects are expected to be complete in September, including the $8 million expansion and renovation of city hall, a $4.8 million tennis center clubhouse, and $1.1 million in renovations to the city’s police station.
They are among the 44 active construction projects totaling $62.4 million that are underway throughout the city, Brown said.
The 12,700-square-foot, Key West-style tennis center clubhouse will feature an indoor café, outdoor dining, pro shop and other amenities. It replaces a 2,000-square-foot structure that was built more than two decades ago at the tennis facility on 117th Court North.
Two new full-size courts also have been added at the tennis center, while five existing courts have been resurfaced.
The new city hall complex on Military Trail and Burns Road will fully open next month.
Work on the project began in February 2019 and includes 17,000 square feet of new space for offices and conference rooms. Another 9,000 square feet of existing space is undergoing minor renovations.
The expansion areas are complete and fully operational, the city said, while renovation work is nearly done.
Renovations to the city’s police station began last fall. Approximately 6,000 square feet of space will be renovated on the building’s second floor, and the main lobby also will be renovated.
Other ongoing capital improvement projects include:
– A new Fire Apparatus and Central Supply Logistics Center will be built on the site of the old Public Works facility at Burns Road and Alternate A1A. The $400,000 structure is expected to be complete in January.
– Fire Station 1 just south of city hall will be renovated to include an employee wellness center and clinic. The $510,000 project is expected to be complete in February.
– Renovations to the Riverside Youth Enrichment Center will include new furniture and flooring in the teachers’ work area, new restrooms, new cabinets and a teacher break room. The $127,000 project is expected to be complete next month.
– The $3 million Gardens Park baseball expansion project is nearly complete. The Miracle League field, Showcase field and training facility are fully operational, while landscaping and parking will be finished this month. A new statue that will be installed at the Miracle League field is expected to be delivered in October.