Two years after losing the community firehouse, groundbreaking for a new LEED Silver Certified Tacony firehouse is only a month away.
The new Engine 38 firehouse, which has a proposed cost of $5.5 million, will be located in Disston Park at the corner of Magee Avenue and Keystone Street.
The building will one of the city’s first entirely green building. “The building is LEED certified, which is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. “The mayor has implemented any new municipal construction has to be LEED certified,” said Sandy Stewart, the Republican candidate for the the 6th District for the City Council.
The building is being designed by the Cecil Baker Architecture firm. According to Cecil Baker Architecture’s website, the new firehouse will be a 11,000-square-foot facility that can be accessed from above and below ground and will incorporate shared facilities for the fire station and the community.
The construction is proposed to be completed by next fall.