December 01, 2015 - 1:00 PM
KAMLOOPS - The costs of the new North Shore policing office have skyrocketed because of ‘unforeseen conditions’.
Located near the corner of Seventh Street and Brentwood Avenue on the North Shore, 2013 estimates put the cost of renovating the former Kia dealership to become the new North Shore community policing office at $600,000. The project is now expected to cost more than $1 million.
Since then a number of factors have led to an increase in cost, including changes to meet RCMP safety standards and B.C. Building Code requirements. A report to council also outlines other 'unforseen conditions' such as rotten heating, ventilation, and air conditioning ducting and additional roofing costs.
This is all on top of a 20 to 25 per cent increase in material costs because of the low Canadian dollar.
City staff will be asking council to authorize an additional $407,000 to finish renovations on the policing office today, Dec. 1, during the regular council meeting.
Council previously approved $1.55 million to purchase and renovate the property.
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