Portsmouth police station estimates ‘shockingly high’

Mark Newport is chief of the Portsmouth Police Department.

Mark Newport is chief of the Portsmouth Police Department. Olivia Falcigno

By JEFF McMENEMY

Portsmouth Herald

Published: 11-15-2023 3:46 PM

Modified: 11-15-2023 5:06 PM


The estimated cost to build a new police station at one of five possible city-owned sites is anywhere from about $20 million to $30 million more expensive than previously expected.

The lowest estimate for a new station — which city officials are calling a “community policing facility” — came in at $61.9 million at the lower City Hall parking lot site. The highest came in at $72.6 million to renovate and put additions on the existing station.

https://www.seacoastonline.com/story/news/2023/11/15/portsmouth-nh-police-station-cost-estimates-much-higher-than-expected/71566414007/

 

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