North Hampton (NH) Pitches $9.9M Safety Complex

Given the conditions of the town’s current buildings, razing and building anew makes financial and time management sense.

North Hampton (NH) officials are pitching a $9.9 million municipal complex that would eliminate the current spaces at the police station and town offices, as well as a decaying fire station, reports Yahoo.

As is the case with many a municipal project of this nature, North Hampton must float a bond to fund construction, requiring at least a 60% percent voter approval in March, the report says.

While the nearly $10 million price tag is high, officials say the current conditions are unsafe and any delay in the process could lead to price increases.

Given the conditions of the town’s current buildings, razing and building anew makes financial and time management sense, construction officials say. The board approved the conceptual design at its last meeting, giving architects the green light to gather cost estimates.

The proposed facility would be a 26,557-square-foot, two-story, four-bay building that houses both the police and fire departments. Plans also include the renovation of the former library with a two-story, 4,000-square-foot storage addition, providing a total of 9,500 square feet, according to the report.

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