Construction resumes on new Cassopolis Municipal Complex

CASSOPOLIS — The village of Cassopolis is taking something old and making it new again.

Using the property on Disbrow Street, which housed the former Department of Public Works buildings, the village has torn down the structures and has the site ready to begin building its new municipal complex.

The village had to bring in dirt to bring the property up to road level before construction had to be put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Village Manager Emilie Sarratore.

“Construction stopped for about seven weeks due to COVID,” she said. “Our anticipated date for completion is now early November.”

Work has resumed.

“It is coming along,” Sarratore said. “They are back to work using their social distancing precautions through the construction company. We are excited to be under one roof and have our services consolidated out of one building. We will be more efficient.”

Sarratore said that with the other projects that will be starting within the next two to three weeks, having a new municipal complex fits right in the village’s master plan.

“With the streetscape, the beach project and the boardwalk project, this entire downtown corridor area is being redeveloped and improved, and that includes right down Disbrow Street where the new building will be. We feel like we will still be an integral part of the downtown, which is why we chose that site.”

It also allows the DPW, which is currently housed in the former Central Cass Fire Department building, to have more space.

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