St. Charles Police Station

Design: FGM Architects, Oak Brook, Ill.                Construction Manager: Riley Construction, Lake Bluff, Ill.

The New St. Charles Police Station

The new St. Charles Police Station at 1515 W. Main Street replaces the former police station at 211 N. Riverside Ave., portions of which date back nearly 100 years. The $24.6 million project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget. This new facility will support the City’s policing operations for the next 50 years. Click the Building Features link at the right for details about the project.

Project Construction Timeline

8/2/19 Update

  1. The exterior signage continues to be installed and final electrical connections made.
  2. The landscaping work is continuing with the main focus being on trees now. Next come the grasses and sod.
  3. The monument sign masonry base at the 15th street entrance drive is being built today and the actual sign is ready to be delivered as soon as it is complete.
  4. The millwork paneling is going up at the main stair and should be complete by end of day Saturday. The signage there will go on immediately afterwards.
  5. The squad garage is the last area to be completed.

7/19/19 Update

  1. The decorative fencing has started. The temporary fence is mostly removed from the site.
  2. The generator has been set. The work to tie it into the building will take place tomorrow with the manufacturer startup happening next week.
  3. The flooring upstairs now has the tactile warning installed.
  4. The first floor lobby soffits are complete with all subcontractors out the space (less the final security camera install) so the flooring can be installed.
  5. The ceramic tile has started in the lobby and west storm shelter.


7/12/19 Update

  1. The permanent fencing has started on the south side of the project. The temporary will remain for a short time until we have a substantial amount in place to keep a level of security.
  2. The rip rap (larger stone typically placed at various utility structures – in our case the pond inlets and outlets) has been placed at the pond and the native plugs have been holding nicely.
  3. The first and second phases of epoxy floors are complete.

7/5/19 Update

  1. The garage ADA ramp has been poured which means we can now start to move trades out of that space to prep for the epoxy.
  2. The detention fixtures are being installed and the specialty plank ceilings are in the final stages of completion.
  3. The storm shelter shrouds are installed as I mentioned above.
  4. These cover the 90 degree bends that all of the mechanical piping coming into the storm shelter makes.

6/28/19 Update

  1. The binder course of asphalt kicked off on Tuesday with the majority being completed today. However, this is only the first step in the process. The final layer and striping will be put down towards the end of the project to avoid any damage.
  2. Our final precast infill was completed this week at the west storm shelter.
  3. The second floor is officially closed for business.

6/21/19 Update

  1. The casework for the second floor and majority of first floor was delivered early this week. 
  2. The second floor lobby glass railing work has started.
  3. The exterior flatwork is ongoing with the work outside of the lobby 50% complete. 
  4. The parking lot and drive coming in from main street are in the final stages of prep for asphalt next week (weather depending). Our site team has been focusing on keeping the concrete trucks on the approved routes so as to not ruin the prep work.
  5. The pond is complete!