Chippewa Falls Explores New Fire Station

The Chippewa Falls City Council decided Tuesday night to get another certified survey map for a potential fire station location.

This map, which will be created by engineering firm Short Elliot Hendrickson, will plot out a parcel of land just east of the roundabout on Chippewa Crossing Boulevard, north of Business 29.

Back in September the city approved a different certified survey map that detailed a 17-acre plot of land between the Northridge Shopping Center and Chippewa Crossing Boulevard. That map included a multi-acre lot for a new fire station.

This new map will cost the city another $1,150.

Mayor Greg Hoffman said that the city’s request for a map of a different location is just a reflection of prudent business.

The mayor also said this does not mean the city is no longer considering the previous location.

Both parcels of land are in an area of Chippewa Falls that last year’s feasibility study indicated would provide the ideal location for a second fire station. The area to be surveyed under this latest request is only a short distance from the location surveyed by the first map.

While the new fire station’s location has yet to be finalized, the city has been making progress on the project in other areas.

Most recently it hired Five Bugles Designs, the same company that conducted the feasibility study, to design the fire station.

The city has also already bonded for the $5.3 million necessary to construct the fire station.

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