City launches study of fix-up or replacement for Thunder Bay Police headquarters
The City of Thunder Bay is taking the first step toward a capital project that could cost tens of millions of dollars, the final price tag depending on the option that’s chosen.
The city has issued a request for proposals from consultants to oversee a study into whether police headquarters on Balmoral Street should be upgraded or replaced.
The police station was built in the mid 1980s and was extensively renovated in 1992.
More than 320 officers and civilian staff currently work out of the building, nearly one-third more than when it was opened. – Tbnewswatch
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Lets see…..the art gallery had to be replaced. Not renovated. Had to be built in a brand new building. Not in the former Eaton’s building. Price was no object. THAT was for an art gallery.
Remember the Fort William Gardens? It was decided that we had to spend $114 million (probably much more) to replace it. Not renovated. Replaced.
What do you think the outcome of this police station study is going to be? I would be very surprised if the recommendation is anything other than replce the old building with a shiny new many tens of millions of tax dollar building.