Committee recommends against new police station design

For the past several years, the Municipal Facilities Committee and others have been working on a plan to build a new police station. While a scheme has been developed for a new one-story building to replace the existing police station, the committee told selectmen on Tuesday night they don’t think the design will work. Read the full article → from Committee recommends against new police station design

Lease signed on Cordaville Road building being eyed for police station

The Metrowest Daily News today reports that a lease has been signed on a portion of the High Speed Video building at 150 Cordaville Road. The building had been considered one of the options for a new police station. Apparently the new lease doesn’t change that. During Tuesday night’s meeting, Shea said the committee discussed Read the full article → from Lease signed on Cordaville Road building being eyed for police station

Board of Selectmen recap

I wasn’t at the Board of Selectmen meeting last night, but the Metrowest Daily News has a recap. Selectment added some new blood to the Municipal Facilities Committee by appointing three new members and nearly doubling the size of the committee to seven. The Municipal Facilities Committee is working on plans for a new police Read the full article → from Board of Selectmen recap

Getting real about 150 Cordaville Road

When the news broke that the building at 150 Cordaville Road was up for sale and town officials were eying it as a potential public safety building, many of you on this blog were excited about the prospect. But while selectmen have asked the Municipal Facilities Committee to evaluate the feasibility of purchasing 150 Cordaville Read the full article → from Getting real about 150 Cordaville Road

Options for the new police station to get more exploration

Reader Shubu Mukherjee recently commented on a story about the new police station, “I think this is great that we have so many passionate people working for the town’s interests.” That passion was in no short supply last night as the the Municipal Facilities Committee and Historical Commission met jointly at the request of the Read the full article → from Options for the new police station to get more exploration

Selectmen call for collaboration on plans for new police station

“Are we closer to the goal of getting a new public safety building?” That’s what Chairman Sal Giorlandino wanted to know at last week’s selectmen meeting. The answer isn’t entirely clear. The Municipal Facilities Committee and the Historical Commission have been working independently on two very different options for a new police station. The facilities Read the full article → from Selectmen call for collaboration on plans for new police station

A safer way to book ’em in Southborough

A few weeks ago I got a first-hand look at the Southborough Police Department’s new booking room. Fortunately, it was from the right side of the jail cell, not the wrong side. At town meeting in 2008, voters approved $21,000 to renovate the old booking room, which the police department said was cramped and unsafe Read the full article → from A safer way to book ’em in Southborough

To buy or not to buy – next steps for the police station

Many of you were intrigued by the idea of purchasing the High Speed Video building on Route 85 across from the transfer station as a new home for the police station. I asked Town Planner Vera Kolias what the next steps are. She told me the Municipal Facilities Committee will meet to determine if it’s Read the full article → from To buy or not to buy – next steps for the police station

Cordaville Road building eyed for new police station

There’s been an interesting development in the ongoing saga over securing a new facility to house the police department. The Metrowest Daily News reports town officials last week toured the High Speed Video Inc. building at 150 Cordaville Road (map) which recently came on the market. (Fire Chief) Mauro and (Interim Police Chief) Moran also Read the full article → from Cordaville Road building eyed for new police station

Who will develop a plan to renovate the police station?

Back in November, the Board of Selectmen endorsed a plan for a new one-story building to replace the existing police station. At a meeting last month they reversed course and requested that a plan to renovate the current building be developed in parallel. “There seems to be a desire by the town to investigate an Read the full article → from Who will develop a plan to renovate the police station?

‘Putting life into the building’

Back in November, the Board of Selectmen endorsed a plan for a new 1-story police station to be built adjacent to the current fire station. That plan calls for the existing police station to be torn down. Last night in front of a good-sized crowd of Southborough residents, members of the Historic Commission made a Read the full article → from ‘Putting life into the building’

Reconsidering the police station

The Southborough Historical Commission wants to save one of the town’s historic buildings from the wrecking ball. The town is studying the feasibility of building a new police station, and the leading plans call for the demolition of the existing building to make way for a new one. The existing police station was built in Read the full article → from Reconsidering the police station

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