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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Media Relations

Topping Off Ceremony for Hollenbeck Replacement Police Station

What:
"Topping Off" Ceremony for the Hollenbeck Replacement Police Station's reaching 50%+ Milestone

When:
Thursday, February 15, 2007
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Where:
Hollenbeck Construction Site
2111 East 1st Street
Boyle Heights, CA

Why:
A "topping off ceremony" is typically done by the contractor for
personnel involved in the project. The name comes from when the
building is about 50% completed.

Who:
Senator Gloria Romero, California 24th District,
Councilmember Jose Huizar, 14th District, said,
Commissioner Andrea Sheridan Ordin, Police Commissioner
Committee Member Sharon Clanton, Proposition Q Citizen Oversight Committee
Chief William J. Bratton, Chief of Police
Assistant Chief Sharon Papa, Office of Support Services
Chief Deputy City Engineer Bradley M. Smith, Bureau of Engineering

For more information, please call Police Officer III Chris Carson, Facilities Management Division, Construction Section, at 213-482-7392.




PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The Hollenbeck Replacement Police Station will serve the Hollenbeck communities and will house the Patrol Division, Detectives, Community Relations, Property Section, Administrative offices, Records Unit and more.

ARCHITECT – AC MARTIN PARTNERS
AC Martin Partners is an award winning architectural and planning design firm recognized for innovative, inspirational and cutting edge projects that transform neighborhoods, academic institutions and cities.

GENERAL CONTRACTOR – FTR INTERNATIONAL INC.
FTR International, Inc. forms one of America's most progressive Construction and Engineering companies that specialize in Public Works projects. The firm's spirit is exemplified through enthusiastic and experienced staff and their enduring business relationships.

PROPOSITION Q
Hollenbeck Replacement Station is being built with funding from Proposition Q. On March 5, 2002, the voters in the City of Los Angeles approved a Citywide Public Safety Bond Measure, for $600 million dollars to improve, renovate, expand, and construct Public Safety (Police-Fire-Paramedic) Facilities. Hollenbeck Replacement Station is one of ten Prop Q projects currently under construction across the City, including police stations, jails and the new Emergency Operations Center.

PROJECT LOCATION
The project is located at 2111 East 1st Street. This is located on East 1st Street, between the I-5 Freeway and Soto in Boyle Heights. The construction site is at the northwest corner of Chicago and 1st Streets with parking on Chicago, north of 1st Street.