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Alten Construction set to build new public safety center
Slated for completion in 2020, the 44,000-square-
"Facilities like these are unique," said Bob Alten, president and co-founder of Alten Construction, of the combined facilities. "It's a project you do not see very often, and we were excited to be selected to help build this for the area. We started our business in San Rafael, and we live in San Rafael. We feel like we're doing something for the community."
The new center, located on Fifth Avenue between C and D streets, will be home to a San Rafael police station and fire station 51, serving the downtown area as well as San Rafael police and fire administrative offices.
The earthquake-proof safety center will also function as a public shelter in case of emergency. The project includes a subterranean garage and public plaza.
The contract was approved by the city council 5-0 in December 2017 and awarded to Alten Construction in January. A groundbreaking ceremony was also held in January to commemorate the occasion.
The construction company has already begun work on two other San Rafael Fire Department stations – No. 52 and No. 57 – as well as San Francisco station No. 5. In 1999, Alten Construction completed the $2 million Southern Marin County public safety center, which houses emergency operations and the county sheriff's office.
About Alten Construction
Founded by Bob and Shannon Alten in 1995, Alten Construction not only offers a full range of commercial construction services but is also a licensed builder, with its own shop, carpenters and construction laborers. Alten Construction serves public and private clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with a personal touch.
Over the past 20 years, Alten Construction has grown from a small public works company to employing more than 100 people with annual revenues of over $80 million. From tenant improvements to historic buildings to fire stations and schools, the company's experience is extensive, and it completes superior and high-quality projects with leadership demonstrated at all stages of a project.
Alten Construction is committed to green building practices, and the firm has LEED Accredited Professionals on staff. Dedicated to the community, Alten Construction partners with small, local businesses and develops construction professionals through its internship opportunities and in-house training. The commercial construction firm is also affiliated with Marin Builders Association and the North Coast Builders Exchange. For more information, visitwww.AltenConstruction.com or call 510-234-4200 (tel:(510)%20234-
Alicia King Robinson