On the heels of a $500,000 allocation from the recently adopted budget, Carteret County (NC) officials are hoping to build a new Down East fire station in Sea Level with help from a BRIC grant, reports carolinacoastonline.com.
The estimated cost of the new facility is $3.5 million, and the county has already been approved by state officials to move forward with the application process, the report says.
Officials say the $500,000 is guaranteed even if the station project doesn’t get selected for the BRIC program. Station plans are still in the early stages, but officials say they’ve created a general floor plan.
This summer, the Carteret County Board of Commissioners gave about five acres of land to use for a new facility, FA reported at the time.