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College Station City Council Not Ready To Approve Design Of New Police Headquarters

The process of designing of College Station’s new police headquarters will take longer.

The $28 million dollar project is financed by bonds as part of a two cent increase in College Station property taxes in the fiscal year 2018 budget.

At a special meeting this week, the council directed staff to make changes to the exterior design of what will be built at Dartmouth and Krenek Tap, west of Central Park.

A council majority was also interested in forming a committee to ensure the exterior of new city buildings follow a common theme.

Mayor Karl Mooney’s concern was not further delaying the start of construction due the rising cost of materials following three hurricanes in the last six weeks.

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Mooney was supported by councilman James Benham, who proposed the committee.

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Blanche Brick was also part of the council majority to form a committee to approve how all new city buildings look on the outside.

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Since the council’s first approved moving forward with the new police headquarters, the size has been reduced by about five percent…or 4,000 square feet…to remain within the $28 million dollar budget.

A total of $1.86 million has been spent or committed to project design so far.

City of College Station New Police Headquarters from City of College Station

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Posted by on Oct 6 2017. Filed under Featured Stories, News.

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