Front Royal Approves Financing for Police Headquarters Construction
11 October 2017 News
Following two votes on Tuesday night, Front Royal is financially-committed to construction of a new town police headquarters. Only Vice-Mayor Eugene Tewalt dissented on both votes.
First, council updated the amount committed to the project through the New Market Tax Credit Program from $9-million to $11-million of a potential $12-million pool administered through the local EDA. Then it approved acceptance of a $7.7-million low construction bid from Maryland company Dustin Construction.
The two-building, 21,000 square-foot design is planned to cover the department’s needs 40 years into the future. The Front Royal Police moved into the 7,000-s.f. former Warren County Sheriff’s Office headquarters in 2013. The Town pays a monthly rent of $4,000 to Warren County for that building, which the department has already outgrown.