Savannah city leaders have approved $1.4 million to move forward with a new police station two years after historic row houses were demolished for the project.
The Savannah City Council voted Thursday to enter into a contract with Johnson-Laux Construction to prepare the site of the planned Central Precinct. Old homes being used as affordable apartments were torn down in 2015 to make room for the new police precinct.
The Savannah Morning News reports the precinct’s construction has been delayed by contracting and budgeting issues. Mayor Eddie DeLoach and some council members rejected a scaled back design for the building in May after DeLoach complained it looked like a prison.
Savannah officials have budgets $7.7 million total for the new precinct.