Millions For New Hennepin County 911 Facility In Plymouth Included In Bonding Bill
The new facility in Plymouth will replace the one currently in Golden Valley.
When Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bonding bill Wednesday, he approved $4.7 million for a new Hennepin County Sheriff's Office 911 center.
The current facility was built in 1948 in Golden Valley.
"The state bonding will fund a portion of the construction costs to build a new facility to be constructed on county-owned property in Plymouth, utilizing an existing communications tower," said Lisa Kiava, Hennepin County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, in a news release.
She said the 911 center takes approximately 600,000 calls per year.
Construction of the new building is estimated to cost more than $30 million. In addition to the bonding from the state, Hennepin County has included the project in its five-year capital budget. County leaders also hope to secure a federal grant to fund a portion of the cost.
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners will have to approve the design, and then they will host public hearing in fall in Plymouth. Construction is expected to begin next year, according to Kiava.
The Plymouth City Council approved a resolution supporting the project at its April 12 meeting. Other cities in Hennepin County have also approved resolutions of support this year.