With space rapidly becoming a concern at the Glen Ellyn Civic Center, the Village’s police department is considering a move to the building currently housing the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, the Daily Herald reports, though other options remain a possibility.
According to the paper, the several possible solutions for the cramping—which is so bad that prisoner intake goes through a civilian-used garage, and marijuana odor from a bust has been smelled at the front desk—range from a $200,000 stopgap to building a new $20-million addition to the civic center.
Moving the Department to the Spring Avenue site (while preserving the dog park) would cost an estimated $16.8 million, the paper said, though there are also other off-site options near Glenbard South High School and Panfish Park; meanwhile, Dstrict 41 may also be interested in the Civic Center site.
"We as fellow governmental agencies have conversations with one another, and you're always trying to maximize the use of public assets and public dollars," the paper quoted Glen Ellyn Park District executive director Dave Harris saying. "(But) we're at a very early stage."