- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 6, 2016

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - Lowell’s police superintendent has requested at least $1 million in upgrades to the city’s outdated police headquarters as officials consider replacing the facility entirely.

Superintendent William Taylor tells The Sun (https://bit.ly/1MRDqoX ) that “immediately necessary” renovations include replacing ceilings, converting an indoor firing range into evidence storage, locker room and restroom upgrades and the installation of security-card readers on doors.

Taylor says the building, which was constructed in 1973, “was not designed like a police station.” He says improvements made to the station over the years followed “a Band-Aid approach.”

City Manager Kevin Murphy says a comprehensive rehab of the facility would run about $30 million.

A new station would cost approximately $55 million plus the price of acquiring land. A feasibility study was presented to City Council on Tuesday night.


Information from: The (Lowell, Mass.) Sun, https://www.lowellsun.com

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