Carter A. Edman, the city architect, told reporters the first floor will be a welcoming space for the public. Designers want to include a community room, the public records office and the Cleveland Police Museum.
Edman said designers are working on an accelerated timeline and are expecting a move-in date of 2025. The design team includes police representatives who are ensuring they stay within their $90 million budget.
Department members are also helping the team understand the role of police units and how they work together so that their spaces can be created to make collaborations easier, said Dorothy A. Todd, deputy chief of the Cleveland Division of Police and a member of the design team.
City Council received legislation in early January requesting approval for the city to buy the building. The request must be reviewed by several city departments and council committees before it goes back before council for a full vote.
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