The Town of Aberdeen is moving forward in the planning stages of a new police station. In the town’s bi-monthly newsletter, the town announced a committee has reviewed design applications. Eleven firms are interested in designing the new building, and the committee recently interviewed four firms.
The town stated they are expecting to arrive at a decision soon to “which firm is best suited for the project.”
The current police station, located on U.S. 1, was constructed in 1992 and has become outdated with a staff that has doubled in size to meet the needs of the town’s growing population.
“Preliminary designs called for a new facility to be constructed near the existing facility,” the town said in their Bon Accord newsletter.
The town is anticipating to have a final design before June of next year along with an estimate of the construction cost. The Town Board announced in March they expect the price to be around $4 million.
The police department will be moving from a 5,230-square-foot building to almost 13,000-square-feet. If the planning stages remains on schedule, the town is hopeful for construction to start during the 2019-20 fiscal year.