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Falls moving forward with fire station replacement project

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February 15, 2018

In about two years, some of Cuyahoga Falls’ public servants will be stationed at a more modern, slightly larger facility than they are currently.

 

At the Feb. 12 regular meeting, City Council moved forward with plans to have a new, state-of-the-art fire station constructed in the community.

 

“I think everyone looks forward to seeing a new design and a new station,” said Councilman Tim Gorbach (D-at large).

 

Council authorized a contract with MS Consultants Inc. for architectural design services for the future demolition and replacement of the city’s Fire Station 3, located at 1601 Portage Trail, which is one of four fire stations in the Falls.

 

Gorbach said the current station is 60 years old, and it has multiple structural issues.

 

The plans call for the existing 16,000-square-foot building to be torn down and a new building, meeting all existing building and health codes, to be constructed on the site.

 

According to city information, the new fire station likely will be constructed in 2020.

 

Story continues on The West Side Leader.

 

Originally published by The West Side Leader and written by Emily Chesnic. Original article can be found here.