Metro to begin major fire station project

Monday, November 22, 2010 at 10:00pm
Staff reports

Metro officials will break ground Tuesday on the $2.8 million Fire Station No. 35 at 2034 Hobson Pike in Antioch, one of seven Nashville Fire Department facilities on which work is scheduled for the next two years.

The new Antioch station will be Nashville's 38th station that will house firefighters and emergency medical technicians and/or paramedics who service Davidson County's 526-square-mile response area.

Metro General Services, Building Operations and Support Services Design and Construction Management will oversee the Hobson Pike sructure, projected to open in the fall of 2011. The design/build team includes Knestrick Constructors and Cassetty Architecture.

In addition to the Antioch fire station, construction is expected to start next spring on six replacement stations. Metro General Services is overseeing the approximately $20 million project, and an initial request for proposals will be released within the coming weeks. While the construction is underway, the companies will be relocated to temporary facilities within their service areas.

In a release, Mayor Karl Dean and Fire Chief Stephen Halford said the new structures will all be certified LEED Silver. The stations will be energy efficient and built with environmentally friendly products and systems.

The six stations that will be built to replace existing stations are as follows: Station No. 3 (840 Meridian St. in Northeast Nashville); Station No. 30 (3646 Old Clarksville Highway in the Joelton area); Station No. 31 (224 Madison St. in the Madison area); Station No. 21 (320 Joyner Ave. in the Nolensville Road/I-440 area); Station No. 33 (2501 Forest View Drive in the Antioch area); and Station No. 2 (currently located at 500 Second Ave. N.).