Manchester NH's new $43 million dollar municipal complex is well underway.
What makes this project news worthy is not opposition to it, not city politics and not an uproar from the city residents, It is the praise for Mayor Ted Gatsas who pushed for the need for new police and highway facilities even in tough economic times.
The mayor touted low inteest rates on bonds and stimulous funds that is funding the project for making this project more affordable and now as the time to get it done as if the city waited, it may have never been built.
It has come out of a need when the Mayor called the old city highway garages an embarassment built in 1948. Personally i loved the murals along Maple Street but if you gazed up another few feet, the boarded windows were laughable,
Right now demolition is in full swing, construction should start in june and in 18 months a brand spanking new complex will make the city proud.
Thank you Mayor Gatsas, thank you alderman and everyone at The police department and highway departments.
This is what makes Manchester a great place to live, work and play
Updated April 12, 2011
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Photo Courtesy Eric Krueger as printed in the Manchester NH city website