On Friday, September 22 , 2017, at 10 a.m., the Alachua County Commission is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Alachua County Fire Station #33 (5901 N.W. 34th Blvd., Gainesville). The ribbon cutting is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
Alachua County Interim County Manager Michele Lieberman is the Master of Ceremonies. The event includes comments from the Alachua County Commission Chair Ken Cornell, Alachua County's Facilities Director Charlie Jackson, and Alachua County Fire Chief William Northcutt.
"With the opening of our second new station less than a month, the County Commission is clearly demonstrating its continued commitment to keeping public safety as its top priority," said Interim County Manager Michele Lieberman.
The new fire station was completed in August 2017, at a total budget cost of $2,912,166. The single-story concrete masonry facility features energy efficient equipment and sustainable design building features, with 100% back-up generated power. It is 7,754 square feet. The building will be certified as Green and Sustainable under the guidelines established by the Green Building Initiative (Green Globes). Strollo Architects from Orlando provided architectural and engineering services for the project, and the D.E. Scorpio Corporation is the construction management firm "At Risk."
This new fire station provides adequate space for the existing Fire Rescue crew that is currently operating from a temporary modular structure on site since the original station deteriorated and was ultimately condemned. Building and opening this facility provides critical space for staff and equipment. It allows for enhanced fire rescue services to citizens of Alachua County.
"I never get tired of bragging about my project teams," said Facilities Director Charlie Jackson. “This great project has come in on time and under budget.”
View the event invitation.
For more information, contact Alachua County Facilities Capital Project Coordinator Greg Nuetzi at 352-384-3017, or Alachua County Facilities Director Charlie Jackson at 352-374-5229.