Buildings at site for proposed police station to be razed by mid-January
DEAN RIDEOUT of New Meadows Abatement works Monday to remove hazardous materials from 81 Pleasant St., an abandoned property owned by the Brunswick Development Corp. The BDC on Thursday signed abatement and demolition contracts to raze this building and three nearby structures by January, ostensibly to make way for a new Brunswick police station on the corner of Pleasant and Stanwood streets.
DARREN FISHELL / THE TIMES RECORD BRUNSWICK
Four buildings at the corner of Pleasant and Stanwood streets are expected to be razed by early next year, according to Town Manager Gary Brown.
Brown said in an email Monday that the Brunswick Development Corp. (BDC), of which he is a ex officio member, approved a bid for cleanup and demolition of the buildings — at 81 and 85 Pleasant St. and 1 and 3 Stanwood St. — during a meeting Thursday.
Hazardous materials cleanup began at the buildings Monday, Brown wrote, and the buildings are expected to be demolished by mid-January.
DEAN RIDEOUT of New Meadows Abatement works Monday to remove hazardous materials from 81 Pleasant St., one of four abandoned properties pegged for a new Brunswick police station on the corner of Pleasant and Stanwood streets. The buildings are due to be razed in January 2012.
DARREN FISHELL / THE TIMES RECORD The property, which is currently owned by the BDC, has been identified by the Town Council as the preferred site for constructing a new Brunswick police station.
At its meeting Thursday, the BDC selected New Meadows Abatement to complete asbestos removal at the four buildings for a price of $14,920.
Ray Labbe & Sons, Inc. received the contract for demolition of the buildings, with a bid of $64,480.
The town’s police station committee will meet next on Dec. 6.