Fire Station #9 was designed and constructed utilizing the water lines provided by Project 1. The design was based on the Athens-Clarke County Fire Stations on Jefferson Road and Oglethorpe Avenue. The design was revised to include improvements noted during the construction of each of the previous versions of the station. The facility features include expanded areas for Hazmat team functions, additional storage and community services. The new location is much closer than the previous one that northern residents relied on. This makes the response time to the scene much shorter for firefighters, going from 10 minutes to 4-5 minutes. The 12,000 square-foot space houses living space for up to 12 firefighters, a community room, HAZMAT equipment, and office space. Fire Station #9 was built using the prototype design starting with #7.
The Athens-Clarke County SPLOST office provided full project management services including; coordination of design efforts between fire department and designer; coordination and oversight of construction activities, land acquisition oversight, and savings during construction allowed for the construction of a 2,000 square foot storage building.
Key Project Statistics
- Designer: Lindsay Pope and Brayfield
- Contractor: D.A. Edwards & Co.
- Project Manager: Keith Sanders
- Sponsor: Fire Services
- Original SPLOST Budget: $2,780,000
- Amended Budget: $3,911,602
- Total Cost: $3,911,602
- Completion Date: September 2007