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Marple Approves Architect Contract for Emergency Services Building

Linn Architects receives contract to create conceptual design for the proposed emergency services building.

BROOMALL–The Board of Commissioners on Monday night awarded a professional services contract to Linn Architects to provide the programming and conceptual design for the proposed construction or renovations of the , district courts, . and at the old Marple grade school and Malin Road properties.

The cost for Linn Architects’ services is not to exceed $28,000, according to the contract which the board approved in a 6-0 vote. First Ward Commissioner Joseph Rufo was absent from the meeting because he was away on business.

Linn Architects will create a conceptual design of the police station and district court offices, provide projected construction costs, and take into account the need for a new fire company and ambulance, Township Manager Anthony Hamaday said.

Board of Commissioners President Michael Molinaro said the “$28,000 is money well spent” to determine what it will costs for new construction or renovations.

“We are a first class township and our facilities are not quite first class,” Molinaro said. The township’s buildings are aging and Marple has an “undersized fire station,” Molinaro said.

“I think it’s time we get serious about this and move forward,” continued Molinaro before the vote on the contract.



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