BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Police Department's Central District offices will be relocated.
The Board of Estimates voted to approve a lease that will move the central district and several other public safety functions to the building that used to house the Baltimore Sun on North Calvert Street.
This move is immediate. Mayor Jack Young said it will increase public safety in the neighborhood surrounding the new central district property
Commissioner Michael Harrison said most of the department's facilities are dated and in desperate need of repair and that the relocation will improve operations and provide better workplace conditions.
"Its enormous and beautiful. I can’t wait to see once it’s done being remodeled and once we can actually see the layout. I can’t even imagine having this much space considering we've been in a basement for the past year."
The city is estimated to save at least $800,000 in deferred maintenance on buildings over the next four years.
The move provides the opportunity to monetize the older facilities.