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Old 12-05-2019, 02:27 AM
 
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Sounds like a decent plan. I'm glad that the city is really trying to build up the Arena and Canal District

The council agenda for Dec. 5 includes a proposed trade of city surplus property with the Savannah College of Art and Design for design and construction of a new police headquarters building.

The trade agreement calls for the city to exchange surplus lots with a total value of $12 million with SCAD for the new construction.

The deal would also negate the need for the city to spend $3.5 million in needed repairs — including mold remediation — on the current Habersham Street headquarters.

Lots that could be exchanged include a right-of-way on Warner Street near Indian Street, a vacant lot at the corner of Louisville Road and Boundary Street, parking lot on Liberty Street, and the current police headquarters.
https://www.savannahnow.com/news/201...ider-scad-swap
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Old 12-05-2019, 05:43 PM
 
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I would hate to see SPD to abandon the Barracks. It is my understanding that it is one of the oldest operating police HQ buildings in the country.
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Sounds like a decent plan. I'm glad that the city is really trying to build up the Arena and Canal District

The council agenda for Dec. 5 includes a proposed trade of city surplus property with the Savannah College of Art and Design for design and construction of a new police headquarters building.

The trade agreement calls for the city to exchange surplus lots with a total value of $12 million with SCAD for the new construction.

The deal would also negate the need for the city to spend $3.5 million in needed repairs — including mold remediation — on the current Habersham Street headquarters.

Lots that could be exchanged include a right-of-way on Warner Street near Indian Street, a vacant lot at the corner of Louisville Road and Boundary Street, parking lot on Liberty Street, and the current police headquarters.
https://www.savannahnow.com/news/201...ider-scad-swap
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I would hate to see SPD to abandon the Barracks. It is my understanding that it is one of the oldest operating police HQ buildings in the country.
It is in fact THE oldest operating police HQ building in the country, built in 1870 -- just 5 years after the end of the Civil War. And that's precisely why a new HQ is long overdue. The Barracks is a dump ... and completely inadequate to serve a modern police department. Just bringing it up to code would cost the city taxpayers a fortune. And then, what would the city do with it? SCAD on the other hand has both the financial and creative resources to restore the building for other uses. With the historic police and sheriff cars out front being such popular tourist attraction, maybe they can keep a Savannah Police Museum on the ground floor.
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