New Life for Homer HERC?

Posted: September 14, 2013 at 3:29 pm

The Homer Education and Recreational Complex, known as the HERC, may be replaced with a new $15.3 million public safety facility.

 

Last Monday, Homer City Council discussed the possibility of turning the site into a fire hall, police station, and jail. The project is now the city’s second highest capital project priority. The Council will ask the state for $1.5 million for site design.

 

The aging building has been a concern for the Council. City Clerk Jo Johnson explains…

 

Johnson: “I understand there are a number of engineering problems, including asbestos, within the building. It was built in the 50′s, I believe.”

 

Demolition and clean up of the site is estimated to cost $450,000, with about half that cost dedicated to asbestos and lead paint removal.

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