Broadview To Hold Ribbon-Cutting For Renovated Municipal, Ike Centers, June 1

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Featured image: The exterior of the renovated Broadview administrative facility. A public ribbon-cutting ceremony for the facility will be held Saturday. | File

The village of Broadview will cut the ribbon on its renovated municipal center, 2350 S. 25th Ave. in Broadview, on Saturday, June 1, 1 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

The new digs include newly renovated village administrative offices, upgraded and enhanced building and police departments, and the addition of the IKE 911 Communication Center.

In all, the new complex is 25,596 square feet — nearly 6,00 square feet more than the previous structure.

The 911 Center is the result of a collaboration between Broadview and Maywood, after the state, under former governor Bruce Rauner, mandated that all municipalities with populations under 25,000 consolidate their emergency, police and fire call centers with neighboring communities.

Last year, Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson explained that the project, at the time, would cost around $8.7 million for construction, with an additional $2.3 million for “equipment, furnishings and 911 Center expenses,” for a total of $11 million.

The new village council chambers, which was recently shown to area elected officials and village employees. | File

The village of Maywood contributed $1.6 million for the construction of the Ike 911 Communication Center. That cost includes equipment purchases. The total cost to Broadview was estimated to be $9.5 million, Thompson said at the time.

While construction took place on the building, between last summer and April 2019, village administrative functions took place at the Broadview Fire Department and the Broadview Park District.

Since work is completed, village operations have moved back to the administrative facility and last week, officials from area communities, including Maywood, were given tours of the renovated facility and of the new Ike center. VFP

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