City sets study of police/911 building needs

By GAYLE COULTER State Journal Staff Writer Published:

It will take vision to find the best place and design for a new police station/911/emergency operations building.

Architects Design Group Inc. is at the top of the list to create that vision for Frankfort following the City Commission's approval of a ranking of the top three architectural firms that were considered to perform a study on the project.

The action at Thursday night's special meeting held in lieu of the Nov. 17 meeting allows Mayor Bill May to contract with Architects Design Group Inc., based in Winterhaven, Fla., for the study.

The firm had estimated in its earlier study proposal that the entire building project would cost $4 to $4.5 million to complete.

A building site has not been selected for the project, which is in the initial planning stages, but commissioners have mentioned possibilities ranging from building on the current site to building on the city's Carpenter farm property.

Commissioner Tracey Turner Thurman suggested the YMCA on Broadway also be considered as a possible site given there are plans percolating to build a new YMCA.

For more on this story, see the latest State Journal.

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