In 2003, Bexar County voters approved a bond package that included the Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department—Facility Improvements & Expansion project. As consultants on the Construction Management team, Foster CM Group provided Document Controls services throughout the project. The project included:
- The construction of a new 70,000-square-foot Juvenile Probation Administrative Facility to house a range of 141 to 221 employees and accommodate servicing an average of more than 3,100 juveniles in the juvenile justice system;
- The construction of a new 12,000-square-foot Maintenance Building;
- The construction of a new gymnasium and infirmary area and additions and renovations to the existing Intake area;
- The expansion of the present Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center, to add 72 beds and space for an additional 48 beds as well as renovations and needed improvements to the existing detention center facility;
- The renovation of the Tejeda Courts Building and Juvenile Justice Academy and a portion of the existing administrative space in the juvenile courtroom building to accommodate courtroom related security and support requirements; and
- Site development adjacent to the Juvenile Facilities located on E. Mitchell Street, to include demolition of the facility at 233 E. Mitchell Street, the foundation of the former Elections warehouse and the vacant Rice facility structure as well as provide for construction of surface parking space, drainage improvements and landscaping of the facilities.
The project also allowed for much-needed roof repairs, surveillance cameras, fire alarms and improved communication systems. The project incorporated several energy-efficient features including an Energy Star-rated roof, advanced digital controls air conditioning and heating systems, double pane windows and an energy-efficient lighting system with occupancy sensors that automatically turns the lights off when room(s) are not in use.
- Document Controls
Construction Cost: $50 million