The former fire hall and police station on Main Street in Sackville is the subject of a feasability study commissioned by the Town of Sackville. Town Councillor Shawn Mesheau introduced a motion at January’s council meeting to consider non-commercial uses for the building. Council was split 4-4 on the motion, and Mayor Bob Berry cast the deciding vote in favour of the motion.

CHMA’s Scott Brown interviews Councillor Mesheau about the future of the former fire hall building. Mesheau says that the Town is considering developing the building as a focal point for community activities. Mesheau says he’s concerned that if the Town of Sackville continues to wait for a private-sector purchaser make an offer on the decommissioned building, the Town will eventually be saddled with the costs of demolition.

Meshaeau says that the Town has tasked Renaissance Sackville with updating a 2011 feasibility study for developing shared use of the building, including an survey of community groups that might have a stake in a shared facility that would be part office space, part venue for meetings, performances, and events.

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A 2008 artists’ rendition of what the former fire hall could look like if used by community groups. The image was presented by STRUTS gallery, a group that offered to buy the building for a dollar in 2008.