The city council approved designs for a fire station after the cost was reduced, reports The Dispatch.
Last spring, officials voted to replace the aging and dilapidated Station 3 firehouse. The firehouse was built in 1969 and expanded in 1987. In the decades since, it has fallen into disrepair and no longer meets the needs of the department.
The overall cost estimate was around $5.5 million. The estimated value of the old fire station land is around $1.5 million.
With the revised design, the new estimate for the Station 3 firehouse at 65th Street dropped to just over $9 million, which, after the sale of the old station, could be reduced further to around $7.6 million.