Right on time. Following reports that Niagara Falls’ (Canada) Station 7 would be ready “sometime in May,” Station 7 is now ready—in May, reports niagarafallsreview.
Officials said on Monday that the $7.2 million project—which includes a fully equipped pumper—is now complete and the 12,000-square-foot station is officially open. The project was funded entirely through development charges.
Bromac Construction of Fonthill was awarded the contract for the project after being selected among a group of 10 other bidders.
The need for a new NFFD station was identified in as far back as 2010, when a study showed it would be needed within the next two years to accommodate city growth. Since then, the city has indeed seen large-scale growth in the south and west ends, including future projects such as the massive sold-out subdivision built by Empire south of McLeod Road near Kalar Road and the new hospital for south Niagara.
In 2019, city staff contacted Whiteline Architects, which had been working on the initial design of the station from 2015 to 2017, before it was deferred in order to engage a consultant on staffing issues.