Tuesday, January 24, 2012

City Officials Weighing Options for New Public Services Facilities

Building a new facility for the Westbrook Public
Services Department could cost as much as $17 million. The proposal is the most
expensive of four options that a 10-member building committee is considering to
replace the department's facility on Saco Street, which has been in need of
upgrades since 2006. The committee plans to make a recommendation to the City
Council in coming weeks. The $17 million plan calls for a six-building complex
that would include offices, a warehouse, covered areas for equipment and school
buses, and a storage shed for salt and sand. Other options call for fewer
buildings and would cost from $10.6 million to $14.4 million, according to
estimates from Westbrook-based Sebago Technics, the project's engineering firm.
Plans call for completing construction in 2014.
- John C.L. Morgan

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