HUDSON: The city is hoping to complete more than $1 million in renovations to its new municipal headquarters this fall.

City Council on June 19 discussed renderings for the city’s new headquarters at the PASCO building at 1140 Terex Road.

In May, the city closed on its $3.5 million purchase of the three-story, 32,270-square-foot building that rests on a 20-acre lot.

When the move is finished, the only departments which will operate elsewhere are Hudson Public Power, Hudson Public Works and the safety forces. All city departments except those departments have operated from leased space on Executive Parkway since 2013.

Thom Sheridan, assistant manager-professional services, said he is estimating renovations to the building at $1.5 million but, based on discussions he’s had with two contractors, is hoping the bid number will be cheaper. He said he hopes to ask council to award the renovation contract to a firm in early fall.

PASCO is planning to move its operation out of the building by Labor Day, said Sheridan. The goal is to have city officials move into the building in January 2019 following about three months of renovation work.

Nancy Nozik, division principal for Brandstetter Caroll Inc., said there are plans to install a handicapped-accessible ramp at the building’s front entrance next to the steps.

Sheridan said the city has received a $75,000 Summit County Community Development Block Grant that will cover the entire cost of the ramp and “possibly some of the [Americans with Disabilities Act] upgrades in the restrooms.”

There is public parking and handicapped-accessible parking in front of the building, according to Nozik. There will be parking behind the building for city staff and visitors who are using the community room on the ground floor.