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New St. Louis Police Headquarters To Cost More Than Expected

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(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)
The old Wells-Fargo building on Olive in downtown is the new headquarters for the St. Louis police. On Tuesday, the department received a $3 million donation to make the needed renovations.

The move to a new building for the St. Louis Police Department is going to be more expensive than first thought.
 
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that bids came in more than $1.6 million over expectations. Now, the move will be delayed until early next year - nearly a year later than the original estimate.
 
The department received seven bids this month. The lowest was $6.3 million to retrofit a former Wells Fargo office building at 1915 Olive St. The department was expecting a cost of about $4.7 million.
 
Chief Sam Dotson says the awarding of a contract is on hold while officials ensure that the low bidder meets minority participation requirements.
 
The department's current headquarters at 1200 Clark Ave. dates to 1927 and needs extensive renovation.
 

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