Plans to restore the former Scituate Police Station fall on Hope-Jackson Fire Company Chief John Robinson, who says he would like to see it go back to its former state as a community house.
Robinson said the Town Council approved the transfer of the property at a meeting on June 28, and the solicitor is in the process of signing ownership to the volunteer, non-profit fire company. Robinson said he expects ownership to be finalized by the end of August.
The chief said the former station will go through many changes, and he will begin calling the building the “Hope Community Center,” located at 116 Main St., to better represent what it will become.
The fire station at 117 Main St. is across the street from the now vacant police station buildingin Hope.
Plans for the center include reverting it back to its historical nature as a community hall and using space as a “much needed” emergency warming center for the southern end of town, said the chief.