Photo by Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle
Beaverton, Or. – Work on Beaverton’s new Public Safety Center at SW Hall and Allen Boulevard will speed up now that a huge construction crane has arrived. Mayor Denny Doyle says it was delivered over the weekend. It will do things like put the building’s prefabricated walls into place. He said they had to wait for a month or so for the crane to become available because of all the construction activity in the metro area.
Doyle says Beaverton has been around for almost 128 years and its never had its own police station. He says “its always been a used store of some sort or a used office building. So, that’s exciting too.” The new center should open its doors in about a year. Voters approved a $35 million dollar bond measure to pay for it back in 2016.
Asked about crane safety, in light of the deadly crane accident in Texas, Doyle said the company Beaverton is working with has a great track record and “they definitely do the inspection when they take it apart and you know, bring it over here and put it back together.”