14 minority- and women-owned companies to take part in $14.2 million union-built project
Missouri Senator Doug Beck (D-Affton), president of the Missouri State Building Trades Council, attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the St. Louis County Police Department’s new Affton-Southwest (Third) Precinct.
The event took place Oct. 19 at the site of the new 15,000 square-foot precinct at 11520 Gravois Road in Affton. It will be three times bigger than the current third precinct, located at 5030 Griffin Road.
“Public safety is the top issue of our residents and businesses, and this new precinct will provide appropriate space for our officers to work safely and to continue providing the level of service our residents have come to expect in St. Louis County,” said Beck, a member of Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562.
Wright Construction Services will serve as the union general contractor on the $14.2 million project, and 14 minority- and women-owned firms also will take part in the construction.
A large crowd gathered for the groundbreaking. On hand for the ceremony were County Executive Sam Page, County Police Chief Kenneth Gregory, Police Captain Guy Means, Department of Transportation and Public Works’ Acting Director Stephanie Leon Streeter, Beck and Wright Construction Services officials.
Construction is scheduled to be complete and the facility is expected to open in early 2024. Funding for the new precinct comes from Prop P, a public safety sales tax approved by voters in 2017.