Bexley Police Station
EMH&T along with Horne & King Architects worked with the City of Bexley for over three years on a new police station. The initial project consisted of replacing the existing facility in downtown Bexley. However, after schematic design and several site logistics studies, it became evident that it would not be possible to maintain a quality level of service during construction. Therefore, with our assistance a new site was selected on the North end of Bexley. The new 18,500 square foot, two-story building with gym and indoor firing range and parking lot to accommodate the 55 emergency response personnel fit perfectly into the 3-acre site. EMH&T provided site civil engineering, utility, stormwater drainage, grading and landscape architecture design services for this new facility We utilized numerous sustainable site design techniques for this project. These designs included pervious concrete for the parking stalls to provide water quality and quantity treatment and bioretention features to provide water quality treatment. The bioretention area is located on the front of the premises and creates an iconic entry landscape feature as well as treating all the stormwater runoff from the roof of the building. A small storm water pond in the rear of the facility creates a tranquil park setting for the remainder of the undeveloped property. The landscaping planting were all native and adaptive planting capable of handling drought conditions, so no irrigation was required for the facility. The LEED Silver Certified by the US Green Building Council.