The city of Santa Clarita, the County of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have taken the first steps toward building Santa Clarita Valley’s first new Sheriff’s Station since the 1970’s.
It has been a mutual desire of the city of Santa Clarita and County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to work together on a plan for the financing and construction of a new and larger Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station to replace the existing station.
The current Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station, located at 23740 Magic Mountain Parkway, was completed in 1972 and is 25,100 square-feet in size. Since the time the station was built, the population of the Santa Clarita Valley has increased from approximately 50,000 to 299,000. The new station will allow deputies to effectively serve the entire valley.
On May 24, 2016, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was approved by the Santa Clarita City Council that provides joint funding by the County of Los Angeles and the city of Santa Clarita for the construction of a new, centrally-located station. On May 31, 2016, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the MOU.
The new station will be located on city-owned property on Golden Valley Road between Centre Pointe Parkway and Robert C. Lee Parkway, where the temporary Los Angeles County Fire Station 104 is currently located. The new two-story, 44,339 square-foot Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station will include a 4,000 square-foot service garage and helipad.
The estimated cost for construction of the new station is $51 million, as follows: $38.5 million for construction, $11.5 million for design and project management, and $1 million for furniture and lockers. The County of Los Angeles will contribute $15 million to the project, and the remaining $36 million will be funded by the City of Santa Clarita. The new Sheriff’s Station will be constructed under the management of and owned by the City of Santa Clarita.
A new and larger Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station is part of the City’s Santa Clarita 2020 Community Strategic Plan. Visit SantaClarita2020.com for a complete list of projects, programs and services the city is working toward.