ST. CLOUD -- St. Cloud Metro Bus is adding office space to their operations.

Metro Bus has bought the old Tri-CAP building at 700 West St. Germain Street for $10,000. Metro Bus spokesman Tom Cruikshank says the building requires an extensive renovation to the tune of about $1.7-million. He says they got a MnDOT grant for $1-million and will use Capital Improvement Fund dollars to pay the remaining amount.

Cruikshank says they'll use the space for community outreach and training purposes.

The building is two levels and includes a basement. Each level is approximately 5-thousand square feet. Cruikshank says the second floor will eventually be leased out.

Demolition is underway and they hope to have it completed in the spring of 2014.