Since 1986, Provincetown Police Department has used a former funeral home with an apartment upstairs as its headquarters. The building dates back to 1975 and has long been deemed inadequate as a public facility for the town’s law enforcement. Deficiencies, building code violations, and even periodic flooding have plagued the old police station, in addition to its inability to accommodate modern communication equipment; however, the location, cost, and design of a new police headquarters has been a sore point of contention for almost a decade.
When Provincetown residents were informed of the need for a new station, they came together in voting overwhelmingly for constructing a new police station on Jerome Smith Road, a picturesque greenway, the Town selected Flansburgh Architects to create a design based on the firm’s track record of design excellence and experience in public and civic projects and bring the new Provincetown Police Station into reality.
The Flansburgh team has already completed programming and design for the project, with a focus on creating an environmentally friendly, programmatically tailored, and state-of-the-art facility. The new Provincetown Police Station will be a 13,900-sf two-story building that helps law enforcement officers to better serve the people of Provincetown. Because of its prominent location on Route 6, the main highway through which most visitors enter the town, the new Provincetown Police Station is designed to represent this Outer Cape community. For example, the incorporation of cedar shingles and board and batten sea walls is key to articulating the civic identity of the building. The project is expected to break ground in 2019 and open for occupancy in 2020.
|Type||New Public Safety Facility|
|Client||Town of Provincetown|
|Architectural Team||Jorge Cruz, Principal-in-Charge; Madeleine Le, Project Manager; Joe Marshall, Project Architect|