GROUNDBREAKING: Fire Station 74

As one of the nation’s busiest Fire and Rescue Departments, Jacksonville has a growing need of Fire Stations to support its local communities. With several unique neighborhoods centered around modern living, sustainability, and smart technology, the newly developed eTown (located near I-295/9B, seven miles east of The Avenues and I-95), by the PARC Group, is one of those communities in need of emergency support. Fire Station 74’s location in eTown is key to expediting service to Jacksonville’s fast-growing Southside which includes eTown, part of Nocatee, and the southern Philips Highway area.

This morning, an event was held to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Fire Station 74 in eTown. The station’s design by Dasher Hurst Architects will be contextual to the architec¬≠ture prevalent throughout the eTown community. Its 9,500 SF design will include three bays for emergency vehicles, locker room, bunk room, kitchen/dining space, a vibrant “fire engine red” entry feature that doubles as signage, and a striated, split-face block exterior that accentuates the day room and provides a dynamic accent to its contemporary design. Auld & White Constructors is excited to be the construction partner on this new Fire Station which is projected to be completed in Spring 2022.

Some of today’s event attendees included:
Mayor – Lenny Curry
Council President – Sam Newby
Council Member – Danny Becton
Council Member – Matt Carlucci
Director/Fire Chief – Keith Powers
Fire Operations Division Chief – Steve Riska
Chief of Recruiting – Teresa Kinstle
Rescue Division Chief – David Castleman
Training Division Chief – Gaul McCormick
Fire Prevention Division Chief – Kevin Jones
Emergency Preparedness Division Chief – Steve Woodard
IAFF Local 122, President – Randy Wyse
PARC Group, Director of Planning and Development – Mike White
Auld & White Constructors, CEO & President – Nathan Marty
Dasher Hurst Architects, Principal – Tom Hurst

Renderings provided by Dasher Hurst Architects