JH Kelly wins bid for Longview Police Department’s new station, Harlie’s Hoops donation
By: Brennen Kauffman
The Longview City Council approved a $1.22 million construction bid for the Longview Police Department’s new station in the Highlands at its Thursday night meeting.
The council unanimously voted to OK the bid by JH Kelly, LLC to build the Longview police office in Archie Anderson Park. The bid was approved as part of the consent agenda, which meant there was no formal discussion about the plan during the council meeting Thursday.
Longview police have been working to re-establish a police location in the Highlands neighborhood after the department’s lease on a 30th Avenue office ended in 2019. The station would be located within Archie Anderson Park and would partially fall under the purview of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.
The project originally went out to bid in June but none of the bids were accepted because of rising construction costs. At the time, the lowest bid was around $1.05 million compared to the original estimated cost of $750,000. Costs have not gone down in the ensuing months, as the JH Kelly bid was the lowest received in January.