Breck pursues new police station |

Breck pursues new police station

BRECKENRIDGE – Elected officials sent architects back to the drawing board Tuesday to tweak the design of the proposed $3.75 million police station that will be constructed next year.The police station will be located on town property on the north side of Valleybrook Road, just opposite the north end of the Breckenridge Recreation Center athletic field.Town officials hope to occupy it in 2006, possibly by spring.Plans call for it to be about 14,800 square feet. Council members are calling for a one-story footprint.The space would include temporary holding cells and the ability to keep juvenile suspects separated from adults. It also would increase office space and storage for evidence and records.Currently, the department is crammed into about 2,000 square feet of town hall. Consultants say the 28-member force needs 12,000 square feet to function.The extra space in the building would accommodate growth.The town has salted away the $3.75 million to build the station, but town manager Tim Gagen said council members think financing is a better idea for the long-term capital asset.Schematics of the site plan show enough room behind the station for another playing field, should the town want one.

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