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Cost of County's Planned Correctional Facility Update Jumps to $14.5M: Reports

The Board of Bucks County Commissioners originally set aside $1M for renovations of the Women’s Correctional Facility in Doylestown; the cost of the project could now be closer to $14.5M, according to reports.

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The Board of Bucks County Commissioners delayed taking action on a proposed $695,000 design contract for the renovation of the Women’s Correctional Facility in Doylestown during a meeting Wednesday.

USA Architects Planners & Interior Designers of Easton, the firm proposing the contract, said the project “involves analysis of the existing Women’s Correctional Facility and consideration of code issues, security issues and preservation of the existing asset.”

According to a county press release, following a lengthy discussion the board felt more information would be helpful and tabled action until a later date.

Commissioners originally set aside $1M in funds for the new facility and were surprised to learn the price tag had skyrocketed to $14M, according to the Courier Times.

You can read more about the Commissioners discussion regarding the design plans for the Women’s Correctional Facility expansion here. 

The next meeting of the Board of Bucks County Commissioners will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan., 24 in the Community Room of the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown. 

You can listen to a complete recording of the Jan. 8 business meeting at this link. 

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