New High Point Police HQ Could Be Ready This Year
High Point is moving forward on a new police station to replace the building it has called home for 35 years.
City officials broke ground earlier this month for their new police headquarters. The department had been in a retrofitted school building since the mid-80s.
The new location is also making use of an existing facility — a former office building owned by NorthState telecommunications.
The News & Record reports that rehabbing the existing 80,000-square-foot space will cost about $22 million. That’s about half the estimate of what it would have cost to build new.
The city’s 9-1-1 dispatches, which are now run out of city hall, will also move to the new facility.
High Point officials hope to have the project completed by the end of the year.