MELROSE — The City of Melrose has been awarded $3 million in FY24 federal funding to support the design and construction of its new net zero police station. United States Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) with support from Massachusetts State Representative Kate Lipper-Garabedian (D-32) and Massachusetts State Senator Jason Lewis (D-32), secured the funding via a federal budget bill.

In November 2023, Melrose voters supported a $130 million debt exclusion to fund a new police station and renovations to all three fire stations. This $3 million award will be applied to the design cost of the new net zero police station. It will offset the costs associated with sustainability features, resulting in a healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green LEED-certified building.

“We are deeply grateful to Senator Markey and Senator Warren for securing this funding to help us build a climate-resilient facility with cost-savings to taxpayers,” said Mayor Jen Grigoraitis. “We also appreciate our state delegation’s support for our plan to deliver a modern public safety facility that meets the needs of our police force and moves forward our goal to be net zero by 2050.”

“I am proud to have partnered with Senator Warren to provide this critical funding for Melrose to move us toward a net-zero, clean energy future,” said Senator Edward J. Markey. “Together, in partnership with Mayor Grigoraitis and our state legislative leaders, we can continue to make Melrose and our Commonwealth more sustainable, in service of a livable future for all.”

“We fought hard to secure these funds for a new net zero police station and we won,” said Senator Elizabeth Warren. “With this $3 million federal investment, we’ll move one step closer to creating a greener, safer Melrose.”
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