The Arlington County Board approved a $2.88 million budget increase for a fire station project, reports ARLNow.com.
The total project cost of $27.92 million covers the new fire station and a temporary structure for firefighters to use during the construction.
The fire station will be the first county building to have a vegetated roof and solar power. The budget increase was to allow for installing the solar power panels.
Groundbreaking on the new facility is slated for this fall after the temporary facility is complete.
The city has posted, “The Fire Station No. 8 History and Legacy (FS8HL) working group was established in January 2018 and charged to develop and recommend strategies to recognize, emphasize and honor the history and legacy of the Hall’s Hill/High View Park Volunteer Fire Department and Fire Station No. 8.”