Study estimates higher cost for Grandview Heights municipal complex

A fit and feasibility study for the municipal complex the city of Grandview Heights is planning confirmed the southeast corner of Goodale Boulevard and Grandview Avenue would be a suitable location.

But the estimated cost of constructing a new building to house the fire station, police department, administrative offices and council chambers likely would be about 30% higher than originally estimated, said P’Elizabeth Koelker, director of planning and community development.

P'Elizabeth Koelker

Koelker reviewed the results of the study conducted by a team led by Erdy McHenry Architects at the March 7 meeting of City Council’s recreation, services and public facilities committee. The meeting, which was held before the regular council meeting, was attended by all seven council members.

“We don’t have all the answers yet. That’s why we’re starting the public process – to pursue what the rest of this (project) is going to look like,” committee chairman Anthony Panzera said. “We have reached a point internally where there’s enough momentum and enough of a knowledge base started that we can present (the study’s findings.)”

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