The St. Louis Police Department's move to its new headquarters building is being delayed again. Chief Sam Dotson tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the $6.3 million renovation of the department's new home won't be finished until June and the move will take about three weeks. Dotson says the good news is that renovations to the seven story building at Olive and 19th Streets are still within budget.
Police had hoped to move into the building last spring, but disputes over the bidding process delayed the project's start to summer. Other construction delays have pushed back next month's move until summer.
The police department used $2.7 million in asset forfeiture money to buy the building after engineers said it would cost at least $75 million to bring the Clark Street headquarters up to code.
Renovations of the building are being financed through a $3 million donation from the St. Louis Police Foundation, private donations, asset forfeiture money and city bond funds.