Lockhaven facility is slated for renovation.
HOUSTON – June 27, 2017 – Spring ISD has purchased an existing facility on Lockhaven Drive that will be repurposed to serve as the district’s new police command center and tax office. Renovation will begin soon on the two-story, 42,272 square foot building that sits on 3.47 acres; completion is targeted for next year.
“The size and location of this facility on Lockhaven is ideal for our police department, which outgrew its current location years ago, and will allow our tax office to move out of portable buildings, while saving on the cost of new construction,” said Mark Miranda, chief operations officer.
Purchased for $2.9 million, the total cost of the facility, including renovation, is projected to be around $5 million, which is about half the cost of building a new facility.
“Our experience with purchasing and renovating existing buildings has been good,” Miranda said, citing the recent renovation of a commercial building on T.C. Jester to serve as the district’s Spring Early College Academy as an example. “We saved the district at least $6 million on that project.”
The Spring ISD Police Department operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with the help of 62 full-time police officers and a K-9 search dog. Officer assignments include secondary campuses, 47 patrol units, a gang suppression unit, special response team, truancy and investigations.