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Consultant hired to assess street department building

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Crawfordsville’s street department may be getting a new home.

The city has hired a consultant to determine the future of the department’s longtime Vermont Street building, which needs major repairs. The to-do list includes the roof, fencing and the HVAC system.

“We’re going to have to make some decisions there on what to do with the existing building — rebuild or repair and such,” Mayor Todd Barton said during last week’s meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety.

The department has used the building since at least the early 1970s. The facilities were built in the 1930s as a state highway garage. Other than some office remodeling, no major renovations have been performed, street commissioner Scott Heser said.

The consulting firm, Indianapolis-based Mussett Nicholas Associates will assess the facilities and help identify potential locations for a new building.

“This just gives us a couple of options of where we can put it and some cost estimates of what we’d be looking at,” Hesler said.

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Nick Hedrick

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Crawfordsville’s street department may be getting a new home.

The city has hired a consultant to determine the future of the department’s longtime Vermont Street building, which needs major repairs. The to-do list includes the roof, fencing and the HVAC system.

“We’re going to have to make some decisions there on what to do with the existing building — rebuild or repair and such,” Mayor Todd Barton said during last week’s meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety.

The department has used the building since at least the early 1970s. The facilities were built in the 1930s as a state highway garage. Other than some office remodeling, no major renovations have been performed, street commissioner Scott Heser said.

The consulting firm, Indianapolis-based Mussett Nicholas Associates will assess the facilities and help identify potential locations for a new building.

“This just gives us a couple of options of where we can put it and some cost estimates of what we’d be looking at,” Hesler said.

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