Major work eyed for town office



BAR HARBOR — A total of $2.4 million in renovation work is suggested for the municipal building, in a report filed last month. The scope of work, outlined by Design Group Collaborative at the request of the town, includes $1 million in repairs to the building’s exterior and $1.4 million in interior upgrades and renovations.

The report was requested by town officials following an assessment last year outlining the poor condition of the brick exterior of the building. It describes renovations in a favorable light when compared to building a new structure. That was estimated to cost at least $6.7 million, nearly three times as much as the proposed renovations.

As part of the report, J.M. Kilby Engineering reviewed current energy use and presented future scenarios comparing a renovated building with a new structure.

The Bar Harbor Municipal Building is available online at barharbormaine.gov.

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Robert Levin

Robert Levin

Former reporter Robert Levin covered the people, businesses, governmental and nonprofit agencies of Bar Harbor. [email protected]
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