Station 9, at 3001 E. Alameda St. is expected to be completed this spring. It will cost about $3,795,000 and will have 15,149 square feet.
Work has been going somewhat slow on the new station because of winter weather. Pointing to a partially constructed part of the station, Bailey said the brick-binding mortar will not adhere correctly when temperatures dip below 40 degrees.
Both stations 8 and 9 are LEED-certified. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, a LEED structure is built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health, including sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
By building the fire station this way, they will be able to keep a lot of waste from being piled up into a landfill. In addition, it also will have the only geothermal heating and cooling system, helping with energy efficiency.
Station 9 will be the largest station in the city. It is designed to house two fire engine companies and will include facilities such as a kitchen, a day room, a sleeping area, a locker room, a weight training room and a training area.