06/07/07 116 W - + 21 - 17 New Stations?

What's the latest on new fire stations around the county? Here's what we've heard of late:Are there others? And what details can anyone add?

The word is Cary St. 8 will be in the O’Kelly Chapel area due to overwhelming growth. The SW Cary station (West Lake) has been changed.
car3550 (Email) - 06/07/07 - 22:43

Apex #4 is progressing. Chief Haraway met with builder this week and has drawings of building and floor plan. It will be a 3 drive thru bay, and will house an EMS unit. It will be located on NC 55 in front of Dixie Pipeline. I have also been told we now have land for #5, not sure of exact location. I know our city limits seems to grow west out Hwy 64
Apex Batt Chief - 06/07/07 - 22:49

Info I received from someone high up with the City of Raleigh who is responsible for constructing city buildings (new police station, new mounted police station, firehouses) is that #29 will be in the northwest portion of Raleigh.
Silver - 06/07/07 - 22:51

How about a firehouse on the river?????
Silver - 06/07/07 - 22:51

Hello All,

If you want to know something about Wake Forest, please call me or email me so that the correct information is provided.

Tentatively upon approval of the Wake Forest Planning Board, Station #3 will be located at 1412 Forestville Road and will serve the following areas: Heritage South, Thornrose, Andrews @ Stonegate, Stonegate, Dansforth, Rogers Road, Heritage Lakes to Heritage Club and a portion of Franklin Street. This firehouse is needed for the areas that the Town of Wake Forest has annexed and does not reflect assuming any of the Rolesville Fire District outside of what we respond to now. Our relationship with the RRRFD is a positive one and we will do what is necessary to ensure that relationship continues.

Station #4 will be located on Wake Union Church Road between the Sleep Inn and Kearney Road. This firehouse will provide service to all of our current ISO area west of Capital Boulevard including the Thompson Mill Road area, Capital North to the county line, Richland Hills, Durham Road, Crenshaw and the area off of Old 98.

Station #5 will be located on Wait Avenue in the vicinity of Averette Road. This firehouse will provide service to Bishops Grant, Austin Creek, Heritage North, Bowling Green and a new neighborhood that is planned for the area between Jones Dairy and Wait Avenue off of Averette Road. The rural area covered by this firehouse will include Oakgrove Church Road to Gilchrist Farm. Again, this firehouse is planned for areas that have been annexed by the Town of Wake Forest and does not reflect assuming any areas currently served by the RRFD. We will do whatever it takes to work out an agreement with Rolesville even if it comes down to them placing a unit at that firehouse to better serve that portion of their district.

Station #6 is tentatively planned for the North Main Street area near the Franklin County line. This house will serve the large neighborhoods that are planned for this area of our district plus the west side of the Heritage North project.
chiefswift (Email) - 06/07/07 - 22:54

Car3550 since when is SW cary the westlake area? That would be more SE cary than anything. CFD #8 is planned for the area of O’Kelly Chapel and Alston Ave (NW area of cary near the Wake/Durham county line). Money is in the budget for the purchase of the land (FY08). Last was heard they are still looking for the land.

Apex #4 site is coming along, passed the are the other day and they are doing grading and site work, seems to be a great location for a firehouse for Apex.
CFP 7021 (Email) - 06/08/07 - 00:03

The city’s proposed CIP budget lists the next new fire station as “This is a request to construct a fire station in the rapidly growing northeastern portion of the city to serve such areas as recently annexed River Towne. The station would house two companies (an engine and a ladder) and would be staffed by 30 personnel, 10 per shift.” Searching Google on “RiverTowne” reveals “MacGregor plans to build RiverTowne, a collection of nearly 1,100 homes off Buffaloe and Old Crews roads on 360 acres. The current zoning allows 521 homes. The council recently annexed the land, which sits nearly four miles from the city’s main limits. As part of the annexation, MacGregor has agreed to extend water and sewer lines to serve the project. Herbert said the company also intends to set aside land that could be used for a fire station, school and park.”

Here’s an earlier blog thread on future RFD facilities: http://www.legeros.com/ralwake/photos/we..
Legeros - 06/08/07 - 04:55

Chief Swift, thanks for taking the time to post your information. My apologies for not reaching out and requesting the information directly. I also see mention of Station 3 in this morning’s newspaper: http://www.newsobserver.com/nrn/story/59.. And this Wake Weekly feature on the subject: http://www.wakeweekly.com/index.php?cate..
Legeros - 06/08/07 - 05:03

On a related note, searching Google also finds this information about Fuquay Station 3 and the green building techniques used: http://www.ncgreenbuilding.org/site/ncg/... Kind of interesting.
Legeros - 06/08/07 - 05:26

Knightdale is planning for a station 2 near I-540 and Hodge Blvd.
Roger - 06/08/07 - 06:41

CFP 7021 sorry about the wrong directions!
car3550 - 06/08/07 - 09:37

hey no biggy… just wanted to clarify for those unfamiliar with the areas we’re talking about!

definately a booming period for Wake County fire service growth… which makes it even funnier that there is talk of shutting stations down… but that’s been beat to death already!
CFP 7021 - 06/08/07 - 10:31

Correction on the location for Knightdale Public Safety station

The sites being looked at are near the US 64/264 bypass and Hodge Rd.

This is still in the planning stages.
Beach - 06/08/07 - 10:58

The grading work being done on 55 now is for a gas station and bojangles. The fire station is where the 2 bay white building is sitting now, it will be torn down and replaced
Apex Batt Chief - 06/08/07 - 11:09

thanks, I thought it was to be the site… but good to know, when is work supposed to start?
CFP 7021 - 06/08/07 - 11:32

Are the rumors true that Fuquay Station 3 is out of service due to structural problems and mold? I have heard that for awhile now. Anybody else hear about it? I know that they still dispatch calls for that area, just think they respond from another.
Ear to the ground - 06/08/07 - 13:08

Chief Swift,

Who do I write to to support Station #4? I live over there, and it’s a long ride for y’all to my house. Count on my vote!

Skip Kirkwood (Email) (Web Site) - 06/08/07 - 14:31

Hey Skip,

Making direct contact with the Town Commissioners is your best bet. Many residents from that side of our response area have done just that. I believe that you can go to the Towns website and get the contact information. A local business group has provided us with the piece of property to place the station on. We will now have to wait for the funding approval in the 08-09 budget year to build it. Hopefully we will have another floating engine in place during the construction process. The floating engine will be in that area during the daylight hours and will return to Station 1 for the overnight hours. Come by and see me if you have any questions.

chief swift (Email) - 06/08/07 - 14:49

I was at Fuquay sta 3 last week. Seemed ok to me. The fire the other day was just down from sta-3. I don’t know anything about the problems there though.
lee - 06/09/07 - 00:40

Silver is pretty right on about his prediction on the location of #29. Yes, there are plans for a station further out Buffaloe Rd. but that’s for future development. The development at Brier Creek is already there. Has anyone seen the row houses on ACC Blvd.? Good Gosh. Anyway, the plans are to have #29 located in the ACC Blvd. vicinity.
pal - 06/09/07 - 09:55

Took a ride on ACC Boulevard last night. Those row houses are quite cool. They’re under three miles from Station 24, though.
Legeros - 06/09/07 - 09:58

Rolesville is thinking about a second station, says this article from Friday: http://www.newsobserver.com/nrn/lagrone/..
Legeros - 06/09/07 - 12:50

I was under the understanding that 29 won’t be coming to ACC area, and that there isn’t any money in the budget for stations this year anyways.
Roger - 06/10/07 - 02:04

The horse’s mouth on future Raleigh fire stations— well, one of horse’s mouths— is the 2008 proposed CIP budget. A “northeast Raleigh fire station” is listed as the next newest. RiverTowne, the subdivision way out Buffaloe. Facility (and equipment) is funded for 2007-08 and 2008-09. Station 30 is funded for 2010-11 and 2011-12. Station 3’s replacement is funded for 2009-10 and 2010-11. The CEL Public Safety Center is funded for 2009-10 through (or past) 2011-12. Here’s the document, start on page 88: http://www.raleighnc.gov/portal/server.p..
Legeros - 06/10/07 - 04:26

Zebulon has bought land on Green Pace Road near the US.64 bridge for a future Station 2, I have confirmed. It’s a couple years out.
Legeros - 06/11/07 - 22:05

And here’s Chief Gupton on the subject of new stations: http://www.nbc17.com/midatlantic/ncn/new..
Legeros - 06/11/07 - 22:47

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