The Arroyo Grande City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to move forward with plans for a new police station.
The $6.2 million project now goes to the public for a vote.
On June 8, voters will consider a bond measure to raise money for the construction of the station by refinancing bonds for a 30-year term.
The project would update the department’s evidence and equipment storage, detective offices, dispatch center and emergency operations center.
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The 14,468-square-foot building would be a significant upgrade from the current 8,151-square-foot department.
The council also approved spending up to $25,000 to hire an independent architect to review the plans to ensure that the project is designed in the most cost-effective manner, City Manager Steve Adams said.
The design of the building will also come back to the council for consideration as the project moves forward.
“It is a key facility for us, and we want it to look nice, and we want it to fit,” Mayor Tony Ferrara said.