Crews from Alten Construction company are currently at work on the site of the city’s new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Fire Station No. 3 near the intersection of Grand Street and Buena Vista Avenue.
According to the Public Works Department, environmental concerns delayed the project by four months, now estimated to be completed by October 2016. The council approved funding for the project in May.
"This thing is going to look like a giant, walled fortress in the middle of a historic residential neighborhood." — John Knox White Planning Board member
At last Monday’s meeting members of the Planning Board told the city that it needs to make design changes to the two-story, 3,640-square-foot emergency operations center it hopes to build at 1809 Grand St. The city was hoping to begin construction of the center this spring.