Rochester, N.Y. – Rochester City Council approved Tuesday night plans to open a new police substation at the Sibley Building downtown.
The 10-year-lease will cost about $1 million, and will be staffed by about 40 officers.
The plan passed 6-3. Councilmembers Scott, McFadden, and Warren voted against the plan.
The last time police had a station downtown was in 2004.
Mayor Richards and Police Chief Sheppard have said that they hope by having a substation at the Sibley Building, Rochester Police will have a larger, more permanent presence downtown.