The first phase, and the most expensive one according to architect James B. Glascock’s estimates, is an addition and remodel to the building’s now-cramped judicial court. Also included on the list at about the same time are exterior sitework upgrades around the dumpster and pump house, and a later phase will work on office cubicles for the court clerks.
Most of the other work will focus on the also cramped police department, though these phases will largely deal with remodeling. One of the earliest phases scheduled here will be the patrol division remodel, though later work is also expected to be done on the evidence and interview rooms, the conference room, and reception and dispatch.
Centerville City has been saving for this expansion and remodel for the last several years, though there were points when constructing a sperate storage building for the police department was also seen as a possibility. The city has said that they will rely only on the $800,000 they’ve saved for the project and not borrow more money at any point.