You may have noticed land being cleared on the north side of Leesville Road just past the Harrington Grove subdivision. or the sign placed in the front of the construction site. The city of Raleigh is in the process of building its 28th fire station in the Leesville community.
The fire station has been planned for many years and in October 2010 the Raleigh City Council approved negotiation of a design contract. The architect chosen was William Ferm Architects, PA, of Raleigh who also designed the city’s three prior fire stations. On May 21, 2013, the Raleigh City Council awarded a construction contract not to exceed $2,700,000 to Resolute Building, Inc.
The new station isn’t inexpensive. It is to feature many new luxuries, including 27 beds, an exercise room, training rooms, a spacious kitchen, and a day room/watchroom for on duty crews. Three bays will be included for the trucks, different from prior stations including only two apparatus bays. Not all three bays will be occupied at first, but they plan to add other apparatus as growth in the area and more demands need to be met.