Stiles Breaks Ground on Sunrise Public Safety Building

Fri March 20, 2009 - Southeast Edition

Stiles Construction has begun work on a $30 million public safety complex for the city of Sunrise. The 109,000-sq.-ft. facility at 10440 West Oakland Park Blvd. will house the city’s police and fire service headquarters. The project includes a 17,850-sq.-ft. fire station and 4,900-sq.-ft. central energy plant adjacent to the new Public Safety Building.

Sunrise Mayor Roger Wishner and other civic leaders took part in the building groundbreaking ceremony, along with Stiles representatives.

“This public safety complex will enable us to unite police and fire-rescue administration in a facility that meets their unique needs,” said Wishner. “It will serve as the city’s emergency operations center. It will offer specialized areas where staff can conduct training, house prisoners and secure evidence. But most importantly, it will be a valuable community resource that is both visible and accessible to the public we serve.”

The complex is scheduled for completion in March 2011.

Architectural Design Group, a Winter Park firm, designed the building, which replaces a former city facility that was demolished several years ago. Since then, the police and fire departments have been operating from temporary offices in the city’s utility headquarters.

The new public safety complex is a key component of the main Sunrise City Center Complex, which also includes City Hall, a civic center, library and senior center. The fire station will include three drive-through apparatus bays, a full dormitory, kitchen, training rooms and offices.

Other recent Stiles projects in Broward include the award-winning, $10 million Deerfield Mitigation Operations Center, a 55,000-sq.-ft. facility completed in 2007.

In addition to construction services, Stiles Corporation, a full-service commercial real estate development and investment company, provides clients with development, design, financing, realty and property management services. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, the company has additional regional offices in Miami, Tampa, Ft. Myers and Orlando, Fla.

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