Ground was broken in late October 2008 for the new seven-phased, five-story and single-story, 88,000-square foot addition and renovation to an existing, 100,000-square foot, fully occupied facility at the Harford County Detention Center.
Having completed a previous project at this site, CAM was invited to submit qualifications for bidding the second major addition to this medium-security county correctional facility. The five-story addition included permanently relocated entries and sallyports, administrative areas, 108 inmate housing cells and associated support areas, an inmate intake/outtake area, a library, locker rooms/restrooms, laundry, staff dining areas, medical treatment, visiting areas, and enclosed exercise yards.
The tightly confined site required that the construction staging area be relocated multiple times. Extensive, phased renovations to the existing building allowed for interaction between the existing programs and those housed in the new addition.
The project also included reworking of existing fencing, installation of temporary and new entry gates, relocation of an existing dog kennel, all new utilities, paving, underground storm water management facilities, and stream protection. All renovations and new construction work were completed directly adjacent to staff and inmates, as the existing facility remained occupied and fully operational.