Bethel to demolish old police station as town looks for new use for property

After sitting mostly vacant for several years, the old police station on Plumtrees Road is going to be torn down. “If we wanted to reuse the building, the cost of remediating everything and reconstructing would probably be in the $1.5 million to $2 million range, and that’s simply not economical,” Knickerbocker said. Instead of trying to salvage the building, he said the idea is to tear it down and re-purpose the land. The old police station has been largely vacant since fall 2018, when officers moved into their new station on Judd Avenue. The construction company that renovated the nearby elementary schools used the old station as its office. Once bids are solicited for remediation and demolition of the site, the next step will be to award a contract for the work.

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