College Station: Council approves design for $28 million police station

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COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - The council approved final design plans for the new College Station Police Department building during Thursday night's city council meeting.

The new estimated cost is now $28.5 million.

"That is a very conceptual estimate on a very preliminary design. We are within 5% of the budget and so that just offers us the opportunity to go back and look at that design and there's great opportunity to reduce that and be within budget for the project of 28 million," said Erica Wozniak, City of College Station's vertical design and construction project manager.

The decision tonight also included the approval of a contract manager at risk (CMAR) for the project.

"That means I can bring a contractor on board early on, include that in pre-construction services all the way through the design of the drawings and through the construction of the project and then completing the facilities so that they'll have consistency over the time of the project," said Wozniak.

Also approved at Thursday's meeting, the council voted to change the zoning of the land where the old Silk Stocking building sits on Highway 6.

This will allow the new land-owner to tear down the structure, and construct new buildings for new businesses.