Plans for a new fire station have been in the works since as early as 2005 to meet the need to support high response demands in the Bruton and Skimino areas of York County.
The board approved a lease agreement with the City of Williamsburg at a December 2020 meeting to establish a new fire station at the former Crossroads Community Group Home property located at 5684 Mooretown Road.
The agreement was made between York County and the City of Williamsburg, as the facility is located in York County, but the property is owned by the City of Williamsburg.
In a York County Memorandum from July 5, County Administrator Neil A. Morgan said that the County received responses from eight design and construction firms for the new building.
Henderson Inc.’s proposal was determined to provide the best value to the County. It was also beneficial, as Henderson Inc.’s team includes the original designer of the existing building.
The current construction cost is $3,547,728, with approximately half of the sum set aside as part of the FY 2020 budget surplus.
Morgan said that the construction on the new station will take approximately 12 to 18 months to complete.
The board approved the contract with Henderson Inc. during Tuesday, July 20’s meeting.