On Friday, August 25, 2017, at 11 a.m., the Alachua County Commission is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Alachua County Fire Station #40 (14377 N.E. US Highway 301, Waldo). 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, Waldo City Manager Ms. Kim Worley, Alachua County’s Facilities Director Charlie Jackson, and Alachua County Fire Chief William Northcutt.
“With this new station, the County Commission is demonstrating that public safety is at the forefront of their budget priorities,” said Interim County Manager Michele Lieberman.
The new fire station was completed in July 2017, at a total budget cost of $2,122,904. The single story concrete masonry facility features energy efficient equipment and sustainable design building features, with 100% back-up generated power. It is 5,684 square feet. The building will be certified as Green and Sustainable under the guidelines established by the Green Building Initiative (Green Globes). Brame Heck Architects 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 an old structure in the City of Waldo. Building and opening this facility provides critical space for staff and equipment. It allows for enhanced fire rescue services to citizens in the Waldo area of the County.
“The project team did an outstanding job with designing and constructing the building resulting in it being completed on time and under budget,” said Charlie Jackson, Facilities Director.
View the event invitation.
For more information, contact Alachua County Facilities Capital Project Coordinator Bryan Schneider at 352-374-3190, or Alachua County Facilities Director Charlie Jackson at 352-374-5229.