On Nov. 9, 1960, John F. Kennedy gave his 1st speech as U.S. president-elect from the Hyannis Armory, at first designed in 1958 and deeded to the city in 2016.
Specifically throughout from Barnstable City Hall, the now-vacant, 20,000-sq.-ft. armory has deteriorated properly past its handy everyday living.
On the other hand, “we are now at a stage in which we are completely ready to bid the renovations of that facility,” City Supervisor Mark Ells documented to the Town Council Thursday. “We imagine a consolidation to a downtown campus below.”
The estimated $5.6 million renovation would require an evaluation of all systems in the making, hazmat remediation and style and design, which Ells said may be a joint community/non-public exertion. He envisions leasing portions of the creating “with the target of acquiring a contemporary Health and fitness Division Place of work there,” entire with meeting rooms, bathrooms and community space for programming. Upgrading the building’s HVAC, fireplace security programs, IT and AV expert services possible would operate yet another $2 million, Ells explained.
Even though there has been no concrete motion to identify who these parties would be, Ells said the town also ideas to promote the workplace setting up at 200 Major St., previously dwelling to the Barnstable Preparing and Enhancement Place of work now situated at Town Hall. Only the Developing and Well being departments remain onsite at 200 Key. The sale of that creating would provide yet another $2.2 million in appraised proceeds towards the armory renovation.
“There was a state earmark in 2018 of $1.6M” toward the armory job, Ells mentioned. Restrictions on the two-acre, historically important property reserve its main use for municipal reasons.
Ells explained he reached out once again final 7 days to Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito’s Business and has spoken to the Cape legislative delegation to get the armory undertaking back again just before the point out Finance Committee “and see if the earmark is a little something they are ready to move on.
“I visualize this becoming about a two-year” challenge,” Ells claimed. Renovating the armory also would require a funds appropriation from the city.
“We hope to transfer ahead with the disposition of 200 Main,” he stated. The Steamship Authority has first appropriate of refusal on 200 Key St. at market place value. Barnstable DPW will be requesting transfer resources from 200 Key to Town Hall bathroom renovations.
“We’re wanting at in which we are located and what kind of efficiencies we get by bringing departments and divisions collectively,” Ells stated.
Councilor Jessica Rapp Grassetti of Cotuit additional, “I consider our city parking lot is ripe for some form of parking composition if we’re going to be consolidating everyone there.”