Remodel costs of Bernalillo County's new headquarters balloons to $54 million | KOB 4
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Remodel costs of Bernalillo County's new headquarters balloons to $54 million

Megan Abundis
Updated: February 21, 2020 12:05 PM
Created: February 20, 2020 08:42 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The remodeling cost of the Alvarado Square building, at Silver and 5th Street, are starting to add up.

Bernalillo County purchased the building for less than $3 million dollars. In 2017, the county estimated the cost of construction would be $33 million.

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However, a contract was awarded for $49.3 million. After changes and additions, the cost went up to $50.7 million.

KOB 4 learned the cost could go up again— to nearly $54 million.

The Bernalillo County Commission will consider the $3.1 million increase next week.

The money would go toward:

  • A seventh-floor rooftop patio for county employees ($450,000)
  • New stucco ($2 million)
  • Redesigned parking lot ($258,000)
  • Audio Video equipment ($160,000)

The county claims all the changes are needed to ensure the new headquarters is high-quality.


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