Construction continues on the Emerson Park Public Safety Building at the Emerson Park MetroLink Station under the direction of Poettker Construction. Construction began in January of this year and is estimated to wrap by February, 2024.
Walls are up, electrical and waterproofing are underway and decking install continues. The state-of-the-art, two-story, 16,000-square-foot facility will house the Metro Transit Operational Control Center and the St. Clair County CENCOM West 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch Center, and will include office space for St. Clair County MetroLink Sheriff’s deputies. The goal of the new space is to help bolster communications and security collaboration among Metro Transit, the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, Metro Transit Public Safety, the Bureau of Transit Police and other public safety partners. The building will feature improved rider amenities, including public restrooms for riders and operators of the transit system.
The project is valued at $15 million and is being funded by a $9,975,000 “Rebuild Illinois” grant received from Illinois Governor JB Pritzker in January 2022, along with funding from St. Clair County Transit District and Bi-State Development. It will be owned and operated by St. Clair County Transit District. The project team includes FGM Architects, Poettker Construction, Southwestern Illinois Building Trades, BRiC Partnership, LLC, Kreher Engineering and Gonzalez Companies, LLC.