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Grass Valley CHP facility on pace to open in March

Photo for The Union by John Hart

Photo for The Union by John Hart

Nearing completion, builders of Grass Valley’s new California Highway Patrol headquarters off McCourtney Road say the project is on track to be finished by the end of March.

CHP’s $14 million, 16,800-square-foot facility includes a vehicle service facility, storage building for additional records, radio equipment and an emergency generator, covered parking facility with a fuel island and a 120-foot tall communication tower, according to planning documents.

While the main building will house most of the CHP’s operations, such as its public lobby, weapons storage and its automotive bay, a secondary facility is also taking shape where secured storage, bulk evidence and gun cleaning will take place.

CHP will occupy the facility using a lease-to-own option at a rate of $95,075.66 per month. The current 5,000-square-foot CHP office located near the intersection of Sutton Way and Brunswick Road was built in 1971 and is shared with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, which plans to build a new $7.8 million building of its own that will be three times larger than the original on the same site.

To contact Staff Writer Christopher Rosacker, email or call 530-477-4236.