Mayor Jerry Hruby recently told Brecksville Patch that the proposed
new police station could cost between $4 million and $7 million.
And he made that point to city council again at Tuesday night’s council meeting, according to Cleveland.com.
However, council took no action at the meeting, described by council president Greg Skaljac as discussion-only.
At a recent meeting, city council’s building and grounds committee discussed moving forward with a request for proposals for architects for the new police station.
A request for proposals is expected to come back soon, Hruby added, although the city wouldn’t likely break ground until 2014 or 2015.
Design elements — including the size of the police station — are not finalized.
“We will definitely have locker rooms, training room, evidence room and holding facility,” he said.
The city is also considering a few other features, including a shooting range and a communications room.
“When we sit down with a designer, we will go over all of that.”
Hruby said city is looking for a few criteria while selecting a design firm: experience, success rate, references and ability to finish jobs on time.
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.