Knoxville City Council approves $37 million to begin construction on KPD/KFD headquarters

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The city council approved $37 million to construct the joint safety headquarters for the Knoxville Police Department and Knoxville Fire Department at the old St. Mary’s/Tennova Physician’s Regional hospital site.

Back in May, city leaders had voted 7-1 to purchase the old St. Mary’s site on Oak Hill Avenue, which until recently was a Tennova medical facility that shut down in December.

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The city had allotted $40 million for the project overall; awarding a design contract for $2.6 million also back in May.

The approved $37 million will go toward building a new, combined police and fire department headquarters at the site.

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