Scottsdale City Council to consider 2019 bond project construction
By Terrance Thornton | Digital Free Press
This Tuesday, Scottsdale City Council could make good on one financial promise to local voters who voted in the affirmative during the 2019 Scottsdale general bond election.
Upcoming June 7 at City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale City Council will consider approving pre-construction services contract with Core Construction to the tune of $90,000 on an annual basis beginning in fiscal year 2024-25 for expansions at the Scottsdale City Jail, downtown police substation.
“The renovation and expansion of the Civic Center Jail and police facility was approved by the voters as part of the 2019 bond election,” said Dan Worth, Scottsdale public works manager in his report to City Council.
“These facilities were built in 1971 and no longer provide appropriate working environments for staff or holding environments for prisoners. The layout and infrastructure of the jail — including cell doors, booking and intake areas — is severely outdated and creates potentially unsafe conditions.”
The Scottsdale Jail is at 3700 N. 75th St.
A part of the November 2019 voter-approved capital improvement bond projects, city officials report the city jail and downtown Scottsdale police headquarters are in dire need of repair and space capacities are at their limitations.
“The police station is the smallest of Scottsdale’s four patrol stations, and no longer appropriately accommodates current patrol operations or the specialty units — K-9, Bike Unit, High Enforcement Arrest Team — stationed there,” Mr. Worth said.