Brooklyn mayor excited about a ‘normal’ 2021 with projects galore scheduled


BROOKLYN, Ohio -- After a chaotic 2020, Brooklyn Mayor Katie Gallagher sees big things on the calendar in the New Year.

The most notable project -- also the city’s biggest undertaking in decades -- is the $25 million municipal civic campus featuring a police station and city hall to be located next to the John M. Coyne Recreation Center on Memphis Avenue.

“We’ll select our CMAR (construction manager at risk) in January and we’ll have schematic designs from our architect in February,” Gallagher said. “It’ll be a process with integrating public opinion and city council opinion.

“By mid-June, we’re hoping to break ground. It’s very exciting. It’ll be one of the largest projects in my tenure.”

Brooklyn recently completed the environmental study and site planning regarding the southwest corner of the city-owned, 14-acre property located across from the existing 60,000-square-foot city hall.

“It’s the beginning phase of looking at the civic center idea, integrating all of our buildings and ensuring we’re providing high-quality services,” Gallagher said.

“Our police station has been in desperate need of upgrading in order to provide our personnel with the best opportunities to service the residents.”


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