In 2013, staff identified a trend of increased costs for repair and replacement projects needed to keep the buildings housing Police, Fire, City Hall and Public Works viable. This increasing financial need was 2-3 times above what was historically necessary. An independent engineering study evaluated building conditions and revealed serious issues.
Following the November 14 Public Hearing, the Fridley City Council approved the financing portion of a civic campus housing Police, Fire, Public Works and City Hall at the former Columbia Arena location.
A ceremonial groundbreaking took place on May 20, 2017. The site is anticipated to be ready for city services occupancy in November 2018.
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