Despite the pandemic, significant progress is being made on the new fire station in the Beverley Hills neighborhood.
Fire Station 203 is in the third of four phases of development, according to Alexandria communications officer Andrea Blackford, with the first floor walls being constructed.
“Phase 1 was the construction of a temporary station, and in Phase 2, fire personnel were moved out of the existing station into the temporary station and the old fire station was demolished,” Blackford said. “Phase 3 is the construction of the new station and landscaping; and under Phase 4, personnel will move into the new station, the temporary station will be demolished, and City streets affected by the construction will be repaired.”
Construction on the project started spring 2019. Blackford said there were delays initially because of difficulties in construction of the temporary fire station, then poor weather hampered construction further. Blackford said the weather has improved and construction is proceeding on schedule.
“Currently, the base foundation is now completed, the concrete floors for the living spaces have been finished,” Blackford said. “The apparatus floor is next to be poured, and the first floor walls are now being constructed. A Fire Station 203 construction livecam is available for viewing progress on the project.”
The station was initially scheduled to open later this year, but Blackford said the project is targeted to be completely finished — including temporary station demolition and street repair — in spring 2021.
— Alexandria Fire-EMS (@AlexandriaVAFD) May 6, 2020
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