Renovation less than half the cost of new Public Safety Building
March 18, 2021
Faced with a choice of spending $30.53 million to replace the Public Safety Building or a renovation estimated at $12.87 million, the city administration is recommending the less costly project for the 34-year-old, two-story wood building.
Even at the lower cost, the city does not have the money and will continue to look for funding.
The borough assembly met with the assessment team March 11 to discuss the building's problems and options. The engineers assessed the building last September to determine the overall condition of the structure and the potential cost of repair or replacement.