$1.3 million offered for old Manchester police station; developer considers options
He said he was excited about the potential sale, but cautioned the deal still must close.
If so, Michael Harrington said the building could end up housing students or even becoming a creative space where entrepreneurs could live and work.
A short video rendition of the possible recreation is on Harrington's website — www.harringtonandcompany.com. It shows a liberal use of windows, bump-outs and a glass-paneled entrance lobby.
The building was vacated earlier this year, when police moved into a larger police station on Valley Street. The vacated steel-frame building is nearly 46,000 square feet, according to its listing. It has two elevators and 20 on-site parking spots, the listing said.
The sale is being handled by Stebbins Commercial Properties. Stebbins President Michael Reed said the city must address several issues: Amoskeag Industries must relinquish any claim to the property it may have under a 19th-century deed; the city must decide if it needs to maintain a walkway between the fire station and the police station; and guy wires holding up a communications antenna are on the police station property.
He said other potential uses include a restaurant and offices. The secure areas in the basement could prove attractive to a security company such as Brinks, he said.
"I really think they have a genuine interest in improving their communities," Reed said.
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