It was reported in today’s Daily Republic that the Davison County Commission has appointed a task force to study the possibility of building a new county structure at the site of the soon-to-be-demolished Tower Building (part of the former Methodist hospital). The project would be funded by low-interest financing made available by the federal economic stimulus legislation.
Here’s an excerpt from the story:
If a one-story building is constructed, it would house the nursing offices, meeting rooms, county maintenance shops and provide storage and other space for bulging county offices.
The task force will consist of commissioners Claggett and Gerald Weiss and Auditor Susan Kiepke. That initial group will be charged with developing a list of uses, potential tenants and tentative costs for a possible 6,000-to 7,000-square-foot building. Depending on size and design, a building might cost between $1 to $2 million, estimated Claggett.
Is this a good idea?