Space at Binghamton City Hall that's been utilized for the fire department headquarters might be turned over to the police bureau.

The city has been developing plans to build a new central fire station to replace the downtown facility.

Police department officials are interested in using the space now occupied by the fire department.

Mayor Richard David said that's one of the options under consideration. During a recent interview on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, the mayor said he expected an announcement would be made "in the next few months."

The city also is considering site options for the new fire station. One likely location for the facility is city-owned property on Brandywine Avenue near Robinson Street. A public works department garage had been located at the now-vacant site.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com

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