Becker makes final recommendation for public safety complex site

Becker makes final recommendation for public safety complex site

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is recommending a site for a new public safety complex.

Becker says after months of public comment and review of several sites, the block across the street from Library Square is the final recommended location for the complex.

The Barnes Bank Block is on the east side of 300 East across from the downtown library.

Becker also has chosen construction management firm MOCA Systems to serve as project manager.

Voters handily approved the $125 million bond measure for a new police and fire headquarters and emergency operations center in November.

But some have been critical of the location across from Library Square, saying it is a bad urban planning decision.

The new complex could be ready in 2012.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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