New fire station’s site plans approved in Derby

Plans for the city’s new fire station took another step forward with the authorization of its plans from the Derby Planning Commission at its Oct. 5 meeting. The body undertook what are known as the site plans for the facility, which will be at the southwest corner of Madison Avenue and Woodlawn Boulevard. The site was the home of the Sixth Grade Center, which has been torn down to make room for the station.

With the approval, the plan now is to put bids out within the next month, said Ted Austin, director of operations for the city, Austin projects a bid being brought to the City Council for its authorization at its first meeting of 2018, which would be Jan. 9. The project has been pegged at about $6.5 million.

“If it comes in too high, we’ll have to redo it,” he said. If all goes well, by the middle of January, the construction on the project will be ready to “rock and roll,” Austin said.

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