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• The medical office adjacent to the existing police station • The town’s existing soccer field • The temporary facility housing hall offices (Jerome Smith Road trailers) • Adaptive re-use of the existing site on Shank Painter Road • The parking area adjacent to the fire station, across the street from the police stationEach of these sites was determined to be infeasible. On August 24, 2009 the Board of Selectmen directed the Town Manager to form a Town Manager Working Group charged with the responsibility of siting a suitable location for a Police Station. Additional sites that were considered were: • Community Center • Grace Gouveia Building • Motta Field • Grace Hall Parking Lot (Lot 3) • National Park Service North Maintenance Facility• Fay’s Garage on Court Street (private) • Duarte’s Parking Lot on Bradford Street (private)Once these potential locations occupying sites on town owned land and privately owned land were ruled out, a discussion ensued of the possibility of utilizing the highway garage site on Race Point Road. In February 2011 the engineer’s assessment concluded that the site was indeed viable with some design and layout adjustments including design circulation for vehicles and equipment. An initial and preliminary geotechnical-boring sample did not readily identify any environmental hazards on the site that could not be mitigated.
On April 4, 2011 Annual Town Meeting Warrant Article #22 requested the town voters amend the action taken at April 2010 Annual Town Meeting and to authorize the expenditure of this remaining $150,000 appropriation for the securing of design and project management services in connection with the demolition of the existing highway garage and the construction of a new highway maintenance facility and a new police station to be located at the existing highway garage site. In unanimous votes in favor of this action by both the Board of Selectmen and by the Finance Committee, this Article was moved forward to Town Meeting. Town Meeting unanimously passed a motion made by Selectmen Chair Anderson on April 4, 2011.
The project will require a traffic study during its Cape Cod Commission’s Development of a Regional Impact review. The Commission’s traffic engineers will review the traffic study and make recommendation to mitigate any potential traffic hazards.
We would like to proposed extending the CCNSP’s existing bike trail on Race Point Road, and also would like to see the Route 6/Race Point Road Intersection redesigned to remove turn offs.
Existing vs. Proposed Facilities Existing ProposedPolice Department 5608 sf pending*
Existing ProposedDPW Highway Garage 4096 sf 16,152 sf* Highway Garage Sheds 853 sf Parking Meter Shed 921 sfAmbulance Shed 600 sfWater Meter Shed 294 sfSalt Shed 3200 sf 4,800 sf*DPW Admin Offices 1500 sfCemetery Garage 600 sfCemetery Sheds 208 sf -------------- -------------- 12,272 sf 20,952 sf*
* As the project is being developed the size of the structures are being refined. The architectural firm is currently reviewing the programming needs to reduce the size of the structures as directed by the Board of Selectmen. The figures listed are as of March 22, 2012.
We are working on providing comparisons of both size and price of other town facilities on the Cape and throughout the Commonwealth, which will be added to this site when available.