This morning, Mayor Adrian Fenty joined Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier and Office of Property Management Director Robin-Eve Jasper to break ground on a “state-of-the-art Property and Evidence Warehouse for the Metropolitan Police Department,” as the city’s press release states it.

Few people will ever see this $20 million warehouse, since it’s located in one of the most secluded corners of the city—-in Southwest, on the edge of the city, south of Bolling Air Force Base.

As the press release states, the new facility will be at the site of the old DC Village emergency shelter, “which the District shut down in October 2007 due to poor living conditions…The District expects construction to be complete by the fall of 2010. The project is also expected to achieve at least LEED Silver certification or higher, incorporating the sustainable development goals for all public projects as outlined in the District’s Green DC Agenda.

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