Sod turned to mark the beginning of construction for the new RCMP building

Sod turned to mark the beginning of construction for the new RCMP building

It's been a long time coming, but the day is finally here. Mayor William Choy and Mayor Stuart Houston, along with members of Town of Stony Plain and City of Spruce Grove Councils, RCMP, Stephens Kozak ACI Architects and Ellis Don Construction turned the first shovel of dirt to mark the beginning of construction of the new joint municipal RCMP detachment. The site is ready for construction, utilities are installed and road enhancements have started. The facility will take approximately two years to complete. The project is a collaborative partnership between the City of Spruce Grove and the Town of Stony Plain, greatly enhancing the policing services in the region.

Mayor William Choy says, "We're very excited this day has finally come. This facility will accommodate our communities for many years. It'll service the entire region including Stony Plain and Spruce Grove."

"This is an important milestone in the development of this overall facility," says Mayor Stuart Houston. "I know our residents and our local RCMP members and support staff are looking forward to having a new shared workspace that will bring them together to best serve the area."

The building will be located on a five acre parcel of land located directly south of Rotary Park in Spruce Grove, adjacent to highway 16A.

"The RCMP in Spruce Grove and Stony Plain currently work as an integrated detachment, but are housed in separate buildings," Choy explains. "Physically locating them in one facility allows for operational efficiencies leading to better policing services for the region. By partnering with Spruce Grove, we can do it in a cost-effective manner. This is just another example how both communities work together to make a positive impact for all of our citizens for many years to come."

"We are fortunate to enjoy a positive working relationship with our neighbours in Stony Plain that allow us to collaborate on projects like this that will benefit all our residents," adds Houston. "This new RCMP detachment is just one example of how we can work together to find solutions and efficiencies to best serve our communities."

The new buildings foot print will be over 53 thousand square feet with a construction budget of approximately $27 million dollars. The building will house municipal and provincial RCMP and support personnel, and an integrated traffic unit.