The Harrison Medical Building site includes a 3.13-acre parcel and an existing two-story building with approximately 18,000 square feet of space.
The current project schedule anticipates construction to begin in 2020 and be completed by 2021. The Council is scheduled to receive regular quarterly briefings on the project as the planning and construction phases move forward.
In January 2020, CHI Franciscan Health plans to vacate the existing building, which will allow the City to close on the property purchase and take ownership of the existing building.
On October 15, 2019, Staff provided the City Council with information about the sustainable building features of the existing building and plans to incorporate additional green building efficiencies during the renovation.
On September 24, 2019, City Council approved moving forward with $12 million of funding from existing City resources and $8 million of funding from long-term debt, and to issue Council-manic bonds, also known as Limited Tax General Obligation (LTGO) bonds to fund the design and construction of the new Police and Court Building. LTGO bonds are repaid using existing City revenues and will not increase property taxes.
On April 23, 2019 City Council considered, and approved on May 14, 2019, the design contract with Coates Design for the new Police/Court building.
On March 26, 2019, the City Council approved the formal Purchase and Sale Agreement for the existing Harrison Medical Building as the site for a facility to replace the current police station and municipal court leased building.
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