According to a report from The St. Catherines Standard, the Niagara Falls (Ontario, Canada) Fire Department’s (NFFD’s) new Fire Station No. 7, located on on Lundy’s Lane near Kalar Road, is nearing completion. The expected completion date is sometime around May.
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.
At a total cost of $7.24 million, the project is being funded through development charges with an estimated time frame from start to completion of 17 months. The station is 1,250 square metres (13,454 square feet) in size and built on a 3.8-acre plot of land purchased in 2014.