Background and Context
Clinton is shoreline community set along the historic Boston Post Road. Settled in 1667 and incorporated in 1838, the town is an eclectic blend of national register structures and districts, small industry and housing sub divisions. With an active waterfront and proximity to area beaches, the town has an estimated population of 13,500 that grows to 20,000 residents during the summer months.
This new Headquarters is located on the edge of Clinton’s Village District, and was designed in close association with local planning and zoning officials to reflect the character of the District located along the Boston Post Road.
JCJ Architecture evaluated four sites for location of a new Police facility. These locations were analyzed and ranked based upon specific criteria, and comprehensive report prepared that included information on the issues, advantages and complexities related to each site and a recommendation on the preferred location. As part of the team’s robust communication and planning process, consensus was built among leadership in the Police Force, Town Administration and residents on this preferred option and the project was approved through referendum.
This new 20,000 square foot Headquarters is located on the edge of Clinton’s Village District, and was designed in close association with local planning and zoning officials to reflect the character of the District located along the Boston Post Road. Three distinct but connected building forms provide continuity in operations, a progression of identity and a welcoming approach. The front entrance and public spaces are located closest to the road with administrative and operational areas within secure zones. Site planning allows for dual access and covered parking for police vehicles.