Police, court building project approved

The Greenwood City Council unanimously approved a $4 million loan to fund interior renovations to a building that houses the police department and city court, as well as purchase a gun range it has been leasing.

The 20,000-square-foot police and court building at 186 Surina Way was constructed in 1991 and houses the city court, clerk’s office and police department. The building needs improvements to address the changes the city has made to what services are housed in the building, technology advancements and differences in how the police department operates, Greenwood Capital Projects Manager Kevin Steinmetz said.

The $3.5 million in renovations is set to begin this fall and be complete by the end of 2018. While work is underway, the police department city court will temporarily move to the former Greenwood Middle School on Madison Avenue.

The city also will spend $500,000 to purchase a gun range it currently leases on Loews Boulevard near U.S. 31.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at jtellers@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2702.