An update out of Brattleboro regarding the police station move, as plans are now underway to get the new building move-in ready and able to host the town’s police force. Following the Selectboard meeting on March 30th, which officially authorized the relocation of the police station from the Municipal Center downtown to a building owned by the Brattleboro Reformer on 62 Black Mountain Road, the move is finally beginning.
The newspaper itself is reporting that Phase 1 testing, which is an Environmental Site Assessment, should go smoothly, and is a test that is done typically after the purchase of any commercial or industrial property.
When all is said and done the town will have paid Alden Global Capital – which owns the Reformer and several other newspapers across the nation – $720,000 dollars to acquire both the building and surrounding land. The newspaper will remain a tenant as part of the deal.
Officials have said that they are expecting to close the deal on the Black Mountain Road property by August 10th.