The new Edgartown Police Station has
been designed as a three story building in character with its
surroundings on Martha's Vineyard. The police station includes all the
spaces necessary for operation of a small town (summer resort)
police force except a full detention facility; there is a processing
and holding area to accommodate detainees prior to their transfer to
the county jail which is nearby.
The site is relatively flat, sloping
upward towards the northwest. The project, a new three story building
consists of a lower level below grade, ground level and unfinished
attic. Site development includes parking for
visitors, police and staff vehicles, and an impound area for vehicles.
The building is designed as a gable roofed wood frame structure
structure with dormers, stair tower and porches. The massing and
appearance of the building are intended to reflect a larger civic
building consists of wood shingle siding, fiberglass shingles for the pitched
roofs and dormers, and wood for trim, porches and canopies.