Why this design?

Architectural Style

The style is similar to the proposed Stellwagen Bank building near MacMillan Wharf and in the vernacular of the National Seashore building at Herring Cove. A modern interpretation of New England maritime buildings, it reflects current trends and materials while recalling the traditional linear buildings along our waterfront piers.

Survey Results

In an online survey; two options were presented to residents in September 2021. Of the 1779 responses to the poll, 81% preferred this design option.

Alternate Designs

Estimated costs for creating additional designs would increase the project total by nearly $2 million for architectural design, owner’s project management fees, and additional construction costs associated with any redesigned features, plus inflation.

Exterior Materials

The durable traditional board and batten/cedar shingle siding have a typical life expectancy of 25 to 30 years. It will attain a gray patina over time, can withstand damp climates, and is both sound absorbing and naturally insect resistant.

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1. Why do we need a new police station?
2. What are the benefits of the new station?
3. How sustainable and “Green” is the new building?
4. What are the cost and tax impacts?
5. Why this location?
6. Why this size?
7. Why this design?
8. What's inside and why?
9. What's the timeline?