Groundbreaking Ceremony To Be Held For New Fire Station 9
New station to replace current Station 9 in east Forsyth
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 28 for the new Fire Station 9 to be located in the Lake Lanier area of Forsyth County (8420 McBride Ln.).
“The new Fire Station 9 will continue our legacy of dedication to serving the County,” said Forsyth County Fire Chief Barry Head. “This new station will allow us to proudly continue to serve the residents of east Forsyth County.”
The new station’s design is based on a standard template for the County fire stations that has been improved over the years with Fire Station 11 being the primary model. Construction of the new Station 9 is funded by the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI and VIII programs as well as Impact Fees. The construction cost of the project is estimated to be $6.7 million.
Fire Station 9 will be a 12,500 square foot, four-bay station, accommodating the personnel and equipment that will operate out of the facility and to allow for future growth. The station is expected to open in the spring of 2024.
“We are thankful to the taxpayers who approved the SPLOST programs that led to us being able to fund this new station,” said Fire Chief Head. “We thank the Board of Commissioners as well for their consistent support of the Fire Department.”
The general contractor for the station is Kevin Price Construction. The architect for the project is Croft and Associates.
The Fire Department will also break ground in 2022 on a new Fire Station 15 replacement.