06: Fire Station #5 Replacement Project
ACCGov Seeks Public Input on Potential Sites for Fire Station #5 by July 30
The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGov) will host community feedback opportunities on eight potential sites identified as possible locations for the new Fire Station #5 as part of SPLOST 2020 Project 6: Fire Station #5 Replacement Project.
Public meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, July 12 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Athens-Clarke County Tennis Center (4460 Lexington Road) and Thursday, July 20 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Fire Station #7 (2350 S. Barnett Shoals Road). An online map with information about the potential sites and an online survey for public input on the locations are available through the button above or through www.accgov.com/fire through Sunday, July 30.
Residents can drop in anytime during the public meetings to find out details, ask questions about the project, and provide feedback on the potential sites. Staff will use feedback from the public while working with the project user group and Site Selection Committee to narrow down the list to at least three candidate sites that will be presented to and voted on by the Mayor and Commission in early 2024.
Potential sites were evaluated by the SPLOST Site Selection Committee, a resident committee appointed by Mayor Kelly Girtz and chaired by District 8 Commissioner Carol Myers, and ranked based on the site selection criteria that was approved by the Mayor and Commission on April 4, 2023.
Eight of the highest-scoring sites have been identified as potential sites for the facility. The sites, in ranked order, are:
- 1350 Morton Road – Undeveloped – Scored 54 points, 6.63 acres
- 1185 Morton Road – Undeveloped – Scored 52 points, 48.98 acres
- 0 Morton Road – Undeveloped – Scored 52 points, 30.41 acres
- 755 Morton Road – Undeveloped – Scored 50 points, 168.67 acres
- 5370 Old Lexington Road – Undeveloped – Scored 50 points, 197.71 acres
- 985 Morton Road – Developed – Scored 50 points, 20.94 acres
- 4885 Old Lexington Road – Developed – Scored 46 points, 27.60 acres
- 0 Morning View Road – Developed – Scored 44 points, 24.25 acres
Approximately $6 million has been designated for the project, which includes land acquisition, design, construction, a fueling station, station equipment, and other related costs to meet facility standards for a suburban design comparable to previous fire station design prototypes. Changes to the budgeted items are likely depending on the purchase price for the site and the design and construction process.
To learn more about SPLOST 2020 Project 6: Fire Station #5 Replacement Project, or to take the brief survey through July 30, visit www.accgov.com/fire.
For additional questions, contact the SPLOST Program Management Office at 706-613-3025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fire Station #5 Replacement Presentation to the SPLOST 2020 Advisory Committee (2019)
Included on this page is a recording of a presentation to the Mayor and Commission at their January 12 Work Session meeting that includes a detailed project introduction.
Approximately $6 million has been designated for the Fire Station #5 Replacement through SPLOST funds. This funding includes land acquisition, design, construction, a fueling station, station equipment, and other related costs to meet facility standards for a suburban design comparable to previous fire station design prototypes.
The public will also have the opportunity to suggest potential sites for the relocated station during the site selection process. After public feedback on site selection criteria ends, staff will present recommended site selection criteria to the project user group and the Mayor and Commission during spring 2023 in order to begin evaluating sites that meet the approved criteria.
Additional public input opportunities are planned as the project moves through additional phases for site selection and design.
For more information, contact the SPLOST / TSPLOST Program Management Office at 706-613-3025 or email@example.com.
This project will provide funding for the construction of a replacement fire station for the current Fire Station #5 located at 1090 Whit Davis Road.
This project includes land acquisition, design, construction, fueling station, station equipment, and other related costs to meet facility standards for a suburban design comparable to previous design prototypes that provides adequate space for current and future expansion.
Additionally, to the extent allowed by law, funds may be used as matching funds for leveraging grant opportunities.
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