New police headquarters moving forward

January 14, 2015

The new police station would be located at the corner of Hamilton Street and 35th Place. Photo courtesy the City of Hyattsville.

BY REBECCA BENNET — In Aug. 2015, the city solicited for professional consulting services as it prepares to renovate the former BB&T Bank Building at 3505 Hamilton Street. The Hyattsville City Council previously approved the space to house the Hyattsville City Police Department.

The firm will help the city develop a request for proposals with the standards that a police department needs, Hyattsville City Department of Public Works Director Lesley Riddle said.

From the six bids that came back, the council authorized a contract with JMT for the services not to exceed budgeted funds of $500,000, which a city memo said includes a concept design, interviewing the design and construction firms, execute third party inspections and final commissioning of the building.