Once construction of a new police
station is complete, the city of Brecksville will have a little more space at
Although that’s still a couple years out, city officials got the ball rolling at a special council meeting on Tuesday night.
“The plan is to have the design build firm that is eventually selected to design/build the new police station also include plans to renovate the current station area and move other departments into that space,” said council president Greg Skaljac.
He said those plans include storage space for files and plans for the building department; the city council could have bigger conference area and offices; and the civil service and finance departments could expand their space.
However, nothing is final.
The meeting was simply to begin the discussion, Skaljac added.
When the city of Brecksville built its city hall and the current police station more than 40 years ago, the size of the space worked out just fine.
There were about 25 employees then. Today, there are about 130.
When the city builds its new police station, it will certainly need some additional space.
At its recent meeting, city council’s building and grounds committee discussed moving forward with a request for proposals for architects for the new police station.
During the past few years, the city bought the parcels of land across the street from the existing fire station for the new police station on Brecksville Road.