Not Sorry, Charlie: Charlie Louis (NE) Fire Station Approved for Upgrades

Charlie Louis Fire Station. Photo via Google Maps.

The Columbus City Council recently approved a $1.5 million contract for the remodeling of and additions to the Charlie Louis (NE) Fire Station, located at 424 8th St., reports ColumbusTelegram.com.

The funds will come out of the 2022 fiscal year’s sales tax with a small portion from this year’s, if necessary, the report says. The cost breakdown would include more than $1.3 million for the renovations itself while site work would cost $192,000.

A presentation by WSKF Architects, which has been contracted for the work, Principal Owner Rick Kuhl showed what was going to be added to the station, as well as current features of the building that need to be retouched: more parking, storage space, and servicing equipment, safety and health improvements, exhaust filtration, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, a fitness area, and dormitories.

All in all, the new digs will have 3,500 additional square feet, including an office for the Columbus Police Department.

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