Arroyo Grande votes for new police station
November 29, 2012
The Arroyo Grande City Council voted 3-2 to on Tuesday to approve the construction of a new police station to be built on a portion of Old Ranch Road and West Branch Street. [NewTimes]
Staff recommended the West Branch location which includes a lot of contingencies. Primarily, it depends on the availability of a site previously approved for a 53,000-square-foot recreational facility for the Five Cities Community Services Foundation, which has encountered funding difficulties.
If the non-profit cannot move forward, the city is hoping to grab the spot. City staff said they should know by March.
Staff reported that a new police station at the West Branch location would cost roughly $5.9 million, which would be offset by revenues from the sale of the current property and possibly grant funding.
Council members Jim Guthrie and Caren Ray dissented noting they preferring a remodel or expansion of the current station on North Halcyon Road.