Northwest NEWS

May 8, 2000

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Construction to begin on Fire Station No. 31

new fire station

This architect's rendering of the new fire station on Woodinville-Snohomish Road pictures the north side of the structure. Completion of the station is planned for nine months after the construction begins. Groundbreaking will be held on Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m.

by Bronwyn Wilson, senior staff reporter

   To kick-off construction of Woodinville's new fire station, a groundbreaking ceremony is planned for Saturday, May 13th, 10 a.m., at the site where Knoll Lumber once stood.

   "We've invited the City of Woodinville and our commissioners. We'll have the traditional ceremony with refreshments," said Arlene Larson, administrative assistant of the Woodinville Fire & Life Safety District. The contractor, R. Miller Construction of Edmonds will also be there.

   Fire station headquarters No. 31 is scheduled to open nine months after construction begins. At 20,400 sq. ft., the one-floor building will house the fire staff, as well as the administrative staff. The advantage of the new station is the location.

   "This will enable us to lower our average response time, as we'll be closer to where we have a denser population," Deputy Chief Ed Nelson said.

   The public is invited to attend.