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Sheriff District 4 HQ, Training Facility and K9 Unit

Project Description

The currrent district office and training facility located on Airport Road, is at the end of life cycle requiring increased maintenance costs.

Project Location

25490 Airport Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Project Impacts

Additional work was conducted with the building pad fill material due to high moisture content. All testing is completed and passed inspection. 

Latest Updates

The 20,000 square foot building foundation was poured on April 4, 2024. The interior metal door frames have been installed, building concrete block walls are completed. Installation of a new FPL power feed line and junction boxes are done.  A new fire service line has been installed. The parking lot storm drain system is now being installed. Roof drain piping is being installed and connected to the exterior drain lines.The metal roof truss installation is expected to start in a few weeks.


Phase Cost
Design $1,000,000
Construction $8,300,000
Total Budget $9,300,000
Funding source(s): 2020 SalesTax Extension Tier 1 Project allocation for $ 9.3 million.


Phase Estimated Start Date Forecast Completion Actual Completion
Planning and Approval 10/11/2021 08/15/2022 03/17/2022
Design Development 08/15/2022 04/13/2023 04/14/2023
Construction 10/04/2023 06/17/2025
Turnover & Closeout 06/17/2025 07/17/2025
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Project Manager
Gary Burdahl

Public Relations
Brian Gleason
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Design Engineer/Architect
Schenkel and Shultz Inc.

Construction Contractor
Wharton-Smith Inc.

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