Construction on the long awaited new fire station for Gwinnett County is underway in Suwanee, GA, according to a report published by the Gwinnett Daily Post.
The newspaper reported the new Station 13 will be located at 105 Main St., a short distance from the old station that closed in 2019.
The $7 million station will be 11,000 square feet and have three drive-thru bays for department vehicles, the newspaper reported. It will have at least a fire engine and an ambulance and the ability house a minimum of five firefighters when completed, the paper said adding that there will also be a gear and equipment room, an industrial grade kitchen, an administrative office area and individual bunkroom cubicles with separate lockers and shower areas for males and females.
A special purpose local option sales tax collected in 2017 will be used to construct the fire station on land provided by the city, according to the paper, adding that construction is expected to be completed in 11 to 12 months.