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Public invited to tour future Sandwich police station

The city of Sandwich acquired the former Designed Stairs building at 1251 E. Sixth St. in 2016 to serve as the city's police station.
The city of Sandwich acquired the former Designed Stairs building at 1251 E. Sixth St. in 2016 to serve as the city's police station.

The Sandwich Police Department is inviting area residents to tour the department’s future police station at 1251 E. Sixth St.

The future station will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12.

The public is invited to view the facility and police will be on hand to answer any questions.

The building once served as the home of Designed Stairs, a manufacturer of staircases. But the city council voted in June 2016 to purchase the vacant building for renovation and use by the police department.

In purchasing the building, Mayor Rick Olson noted that the cost would be significantly lower than if the council had opted to construct an entirely new police station. Olson estimated the cost for a new station at $7.5 million. The city acquired the Designed Stairs building and an additional 1.73 acres immediately east of the building for $500,000.

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