The ground has been broken for Cary Fire Station 8 at 408 Mills Park Drive. The two-story station will have three apparatus bays, measure 14,410 square-feet, and include a 1,160 square-foot satellite police station. The station will house an engine company, but is built to include a ladder company and Battalion Chief in the future. It's also the town's first "green build" building. (This blog is also environmently friendly, by the way. It's built from 100-percent recycled thoughts!)
The cost of the project is $5.9 million. The designer is ADW Architects of Charlotte. Read more about the project. Here's a reader photo of the construction site. Thanks Jeff. And maybe we can dig up a map showing all Cary fire station locations, current and planned. e.g., new Station 2 at 601 E. Chatham Street, Station 9 in O'Kelly Chapel Road Area, Station 10 in West Lake/Middle Creek area.
Hey Cary guys, are they still planning the big area of development to be the Cary Park and 55/540 corridor? Obviously growth has slowed, but is it still proposed later down the road?
Silver - 04/21/12 - 16:41
Hey Jeff, yes, and they are working with Chatham County now to extend the Land Use plan almost all the way to the lake. From what I understand there are a number of things still being planned for that area west of 55, and I’m sure that will speed up once 540 is completed through there.
shevais - 04/22/12 - 09:17
Any news on additional staffing or when the hiring process may be?
Charlie H - 04/24/12 - 11:50
CFD will be hiring staffing for an Engine Company for this house. That will mean 15 positions, plus any additional vacancies. As for time frame I would say to look for something towards the end of the year. I would submit an interest card on the Cary Human Resources site if you are interested.
shevais - 04/24/12 - 17:35