06: Fire Station #5 Replacement Project

Fire Station #5 Site Selection Criteria Public Input through March 5

ACCGov invites residents to provide input on site selection criteria for a relocated Fire Station #5 as part of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) 2020 Project 6 – Fire Station #5 Replacement. The current Fire Station #5 is located at the corner of Whit Davis Road and Cedar Shoals Drive. 

Site selection criteria provides a series of guidelines for evaluating potential sites for the new station. The criteria may include characteristics such as acreage, location in comparison to other fire stations, connection to utilities, public ownership, and other factors. 

Drop-in Public Meeting

Thursday, March 2
Fire Station #7 (2350 South Barnett Shoals Road)
5:30 to 7:30 PM

Online survey

Available through the button on this page and www.accgov.com/fire through Sunday, March 5 

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 splost@accgov.com

Work Session Presentation - Proposed Project Concept

Project Statement

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.

Estimated Cost:  
SPLOST 2020 Budget
Estimated Annual Operating Impact