Lenexa breaks ground on new Justice Center

Lenexa breaks ground on new Justice Center
Posted on 09/14/2022

City leaders and members of the community put shovels in the ground Sept. 13 to mark the start of construction on Lenexa’s new Justice Center at Prairie Star Parkway and Britton Street.

At the ceremony, City leaders and representatives from Finkle + Williams Architecture, Roth Sheppard Architects and JE Dunn Construction spoke about the importance of the future facility to the organization and the community. The City Council and members of the project team then broke ground on the site, joined by the winners of a children's drawing contest.

Construction is expected to begin soon. Operations will continue out of the current Public Safety Complex on 87th Street Parkway until work is complete. The Justice Center is expected to open in spring 2024.

This new centrally located facility for Police and Municipal Court is designed to better serve and protect public safety staff and the community.

“Our organization has needed a new facility for a significant amount of time. Setting aside the obvious deteriorating necessities such as air conditioning and plumbing, we need a space that will better allow our personnel to complete their work efficiently,” explained Sgt. Curtis Weber. “On top of that, the Police Department needs to be a facility that is inviting and engaging for the community. Our current facility does not allow for that type of environment. The new Justice Center will allow our facility to reflect the standard our staff is expected to strive for: world-class.”

The staff who will work out of the new Justice Center shared what they’re looking forward to in the new facility and how it will be an asset to the community.

About the Justice Center project