An open house is planned to view the newly-renovated facility
SHOW LOW, Ariz. (June 21, 2017) – The City of Show Low is hosting an open house of the newly-remodeled, state-of-the-art public safety building at 411 E. Deuce of Clubs on Thursday, June 29, between 4 and 7 p.m. Citizens are invited to tour the attractively-landscaped complex—which sits on nearly two acres—that will house police and administrative staff and a communications/dispatch center. In addition, the Navajo County Sheriff’s office will share space for holding facilities and patrol operations.
The new facility provides an enhanced presence along Show Low’s main street, increased parking and accessibility (especially during inclement weather) and room to allow for future growth. The city purchased the property in early summer 2014. It was the site of a former auto dealership, which included an existing building of approximately 17,000 square feet. The city paid for the property with cash saved over many years.
The city hired a design-build firm, Low Mountain Construction, in October 2015 to design and construct the necessary renovations, a method allowing for tight budget controls. Following a series of public meetings at which design ideas were presented and discussed, Low Mountain Construction designed a concept that was approved by the Show Low City Council and city staff. Construction began in July 2016 and was essentially completed in June 2017.
When asked about the new building, Mayor Daryl Seymore said, “This facility has been a long time coming. We looked at different options for many years, including remodeling and expanding the old building or buying vacant land and building from scratch. We’re really happy we chose buying an existing building. We not only saved our taxpayers a lot of money, we took a vacant property on main street and turned it into a beautiful addition for Show Low. I think both our staff and our citizens will benefit from this more accessible site.”