The shovels were in the ground this afternoon on the site of FOP Lodge 5’s new headquarters in the Far Northeast. On the count of three, Gardner/Fox President Brook Gardner, Councilman O’neill Mayor Nutter, FOP President John McNesby, Police Commissioner Ramsey, and First Trust Bank President Tim Abell all broke ground. The ceremony signaled the beginning of construction on the old IRS building at 11630 Caroline Road which will become the FOP’s new home. Renovations are expected to be completed by December.
Inside the FOP building demolition has been completed and the former IRS offices completely removed. The space is back to its original flex-warehouse concept, awaiting the next stage of construction which will be to layout and cut the floor slabs for the new underground plumbing piping.