Hamilton officials move to old armory building

Posted at 6:04 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 20:04:17-04

HAMILTON – The Hamilton Police Department, the city court and the city attorney’s offices have finally moved into a new facility.

Voters approved a bond for the purchase of the national armory building in the fall, and they moved in last week.

It’s located across from the hospital on Main Street in Hamilton. The move was officially proposed back in 2016, and ground broke on the renovations last September.

Additions include more accessible parking, improved security, and bigger evidence storage.

They’re still fixing up some landscaping, but the police department says they’re excited for the extra room to grow.

Police Chief Ryan Oster said the building can easily house their needs for the next 20 years.

“We’re very grateful to the voters that they saw fit to purchase this piece of property and that park and also just grateful for the way that they’ve supported the police, and the city attorney, and the courts, and made it possible for us to renovate this building and add on to it and accommodate our needs.”

The building is on the same property as Claudia Driscoll Park. Money from the bond also went towards improvements on the park, renovations and the purchase of a portion of 10th Street.