The Exeter (NH) Select Board recently approved a contract with architecture firm Lavallee Brensinger Architects to complete an analysis on potentially building a new public safety complex for the fire and police departments, reports seacoastonline.com.
The deal comes after voters approved in March spending up to $100,000 for the study. Town officials say the analysis will look at three different alternatives for the complex.
According to the report, they are:
- Expanding and renovating the existing complex;
- Renovating the existing complex for either police or fire on their own and relocating the other department to a two-acre parcel at 24 Continental Dr.;
- Building a new combined public safety complex on a 17-acre site on Holland Way. Option, officials say, may require a smaller fire substation on the western end of town and using the aforementioned two-acre parcel on Continental Drive for the substation.
The current public safety complex was constructed in 1979 and hasn’t seen any major renovations, the report says.