Councilman wants new police station to replace ‘dump’ in North Philadelphia


City Council’s leader is reiterating his call for replacing a North Philly police station he calls a “dump.”

During Capital budget hearings over upgrades and replacements of city facilities, Council President Darrell Clarke expressed concerns about the dismal conditions of the 22nd police district headquarters in North Philadelphia.

“Are we going to replace that and get those officers ouf of that archaic condition it is literally rediculous?” he asked. 

Public Property Commissioner Briget Collins-Greenwald assured him the city is going to spruce up the facility.

“What we plan to do is upgrade it so it’s more modern looking space,” she said. “Systems will work better and the environment will work better but it will be in the existing space.”

Clarke says he can’t believe the city isn’t moving to replace a building he’s been complaining about for nearly a decade.

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