WGNS previously reported some of the future projects that Murfreesboro has in store for its citizens. After the last city council meeting, our news staff decided to go back and look at past capital improvement plans filed by the city in 2011 and 2012.
According to the records we found, the City of Murfreesboro is planning to build a new fire hall. The new fire station will likely be built in year 2014 on Joe B. Jackson Parkway. A site for the building has been donated to the city. The cost of construction is forecasted to be $1.6-million.
In other future projects, Murfreesboro will build a golf teaching course at Old Fort Park. The 6-hole course will be for beginners age four and up. The cost of construction will be between $500,000 and $600,000.
According to a Capital Improvements proposal for the past fiscal year, the Murfreesboro Police Department will build a new headquarters in year 2015. The costs are expected to be over $30-million. The report stated, "Due to the age of the existing buildings and the growth of the Police Department, a new building will allow consolidation of most of the Police personnel to better manage day-to-day operations.” The same report outlined a new police substation in the Blackman community on Blaze Drive. The estimated cost will be over $4-million.
WGNS will continue to follow these projects over the next few years.