Board Has Favorite Design for New Hall

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The Roselle village board this week took another step toward starting construction of the new village hall by reviewing preliminary layouts and schematics for the building.

The board leaned toward a design scheme that calls for the finance and community development departments to be near each other on the first floor. The administrative department and the board meeting room would be on the second floor, and the basement would be devoted to an exercise room for the police department and storage.

The design board members prefer would take up about 25,000 square feet of space and would cost around $2.9 million. They said they and the architects may look for places to reduce space, which should cut costs.

Architects also submitted a schedule for planning and construction. It sets May 28 as the date the board will discuss definitive building plans. The architects will give the board final information on prices July 15. It is critical construction begin by September, the architects said. …