Mar 25, 2024 - News

New police storage facility going up in Glendale historic district

Workers and excavators at a construction site with a trench running through the dirt.

Photo: Jeremy Duda/Axios

A huge vacant lot in the Myrtle Avenue Historic District near downtown Glendale will be home to an evidence storage facility for the police department.

The big picture: Construction began last month on Myrtle just east of 65th Avenue, and is scheduled to be completed in June 2025.

Why it matters: The Glendale Police Department spreads out property and evidence storage over multiple sites, with limited capacity to store items and meet regulations, department spokesperson Jose Miguel Santiago tells Axios.

  • The new facility "will improve capacity and streamline operations" for the department, which wants to centralize storage "to improve tracking, retention, and the reunification of items," he says.
  • The site will also include a new interim forensic lab program.

Between the lines: The facility is being funded by a $160 million bond approved by voters in November.

  • That money was earmarked for public safety facilities and street improvements.
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