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CHAPEL HILL, NC – The Chapel Hill Town Council will vote in June whether to approve a new fire station and office complex on 54 East.

The new fire station and four story office building will be located on South Hamilton Road across from the Aloft Hotel. The council discussed the project at their meeting Monday.

The project is a partnership between the town and East-West Partners. In February, the town council agreed to sell the land, where Fire Station 2 is currently located, to the development group.

In return East-West Partners will construct an office building, as well as a fire station, which the town will lease. The town will only pay up to $750,000 of the $3 million construction costs for the station.

Map of current Chapel Hill Fire Stations at FDmaps.com

The town has agreed to lease the land from East-West Partners for $1 a year for the next 500 years.

The transfer of the property to East-West Partners will add $42,000 of tax revenue, according to Chapel Hill town manager Roger Stancil. Currently the property is untaxed.

The town also considering housing an EMT unit at the fire station.

Matt Sullivan, interim fire chief, said the new facility would help emergency services better serve the community.

“I think this is a good deal for the town, I think it’s good for our employees. It’s situated in a place where we know that public safety services are going to be needed in the future,” said Sullivan.

For the project to go ahead, the council still needs to approve a land use amendment as well as approve a final development and business agreements, which Sullivan said are being finalized.

According to Bryson Powell, development director for East-West Partners, they are still in the process of finding office tenants.

East-West Partners will present their final design plan the town’s Community Design Commission on May 24.

The town council will revisit the project at its meeting on June 13.

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Our first App is now available. You can now download “Atlanta Fire” from the Apple App Store and run it on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device.

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The App was written from scratch and is optimized for iOS 7.0.

Fire station location information and maps for the City of Atlanta Fire Department. Individual maps for Engines, Trucks, Battalions and Former Firehouses. Detail pages on each active firehouse, an overview of the Atlanta Fire Department, apparatus placement and nomenclature.

When in the Atlanta area, enabling location services on your device will show your current location.

Our second App is now under development. It will be focused on firehouses for the Boston Fire Department.

We are looking for individuals that may be interested in collaborating on data for future versions of the fire station mapping App. Just leave us a note from the Contact page.

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HENDERSON COUNTY – The Hendersonville Planning Board Monday gave the green light to a new city fire station planned for 604 Sugarloaf Road, recommending the rezoning sought by planners.

Final approval for the rezoning and permit will come before City Council next month.

The nearly 11,000-square-foot firehouse proposed for the 11.56-acre site will be located at the front of the property. A new 150-foot telecommunication tower will also be built.

The firehouse and tower will join a 29,675-square-foot warehouse and two 3,302-square-foot sheds already on the property.

“The existing warehouse and shed buildings are vacant,” Planning Director Susan Anderson told the board. “The new telecommunication tower will accommodate five antennas for the purpose of transmitting emergency services communications and water meter communications.”

“The site plan shows the addition of a 10,906-square-foot free-standing building to the site,” Anderson said. “Along with accommodating the basic needs of a fire station, the building will include a multi-purpose room with seating for 45 persons available to city staff and the general public for special events and training.”

The site plan denotes 42 parking spaces, and the city aims to improve the site’s stormwater management by replacing compacted gravel areas with grass.

Read the rest of this article at BlueRidgeNow.com.

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MORRISVILLE – Here’s a photo of the new Morrisville Fire Rescue Station 1 located at 200 Town Hall Drive.

The station replaced one located at Chapel Hill Road (Highway 54) and Morrisville Carpenter Road.

The new station was occupied in March of 2012.

City of Conover Fire Department Station 3 - Lyle Creek Station

Lyle Creek Station.

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