Plans for the Farmville (NC) Fire Department to relocate from its building on Main Street to the corner of May Boulevard and West Horne Avenue were recently approved the Board of Commissioners, reports reflector.com.
The Main Street facility is 15,000 square feet and 104 years old; it lacks a sleeping quarters, showers, and is running out of storage room. The building also has a 10-foot door on the bay, which limits the department’s ability to acquire an aerial fire truck.
In June 2019, the report says, the town entered into an agreement with PALCO Investments to acquire 2.5 acres of land on the corner of May Boulevard and West Horne Avenue via transfer of property. The transfer came at no cost and included a $75,000 payment from PALCO.
The new station, designed by Davis Kane Architects, was designed with the future in mind. The approximately 20,000-square-foot station will have a fitness room, day room, kitchen with a pantry, conference room, training room, offices, four bathrooms with showers, and five dorm rooms. Five bays will occupy the back portion of the building, with exits on both May Boulevard and West Horne Avenue.