An old fire station in the city of Northport will soon get new lease on life.
Fire Station No. 2 has been a cornerstone of the community on Highway 69 North for nearly 40 years. But the city says the station is cramped and outdated.
Monday night, city commissioners voted to move forward with plans to build a new, 18,000 square-foot facility with additional fire truck bays and it will also house the department's administrative offices.
"The new station, which will come at a cost of about $4 million, will have three bays in it. It will also be large enough to house the soon-to-be purchased ladder fire truck," Northport Mayor Bobby Herndon said.
The new Fire Station No. 2 will be in the same place as the original one and will be the largest station in the city once its built. On the station's property will also be a park for the public with fire truck themed playground equipment.
Mayor Herndon tells FOX6 News the decision to build a new station has been a long time coming.
"It's a great thing for our firemen and our citizens and a good morale booster for the firemen," Herndon added.
No word yet on when construction starts. While the new station is being built, Fire Station No. 2 will have a temporary home on Union Chapel Road.
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