Fire Station No. 2, a 50-year-old facility in downtown Sandy Springs, will be razed and replaced by a new fire house, according to a city announcement of its selection of an architect. GOOGLE MAPS

Sandy Springs awards $351K design contract for fire station

The Sandy Springs City Council has chosen an architect to design a new fire house to replace Station No. 2 in the downtown area.

Hussey Gay Bell & DeYoung will design the facility to be built at Johnson Ferry Road and Sandy Springs Circle. The present fire station opened in 1969 “and needs to be upgraded to meet current public safety needs,” according to a city announcement.

One of 12 firms that responded to the city’s request for qualifications, Hussey Gay submitted the lowest base professional fee – $351,700 – and earned the highest ranking following a formal interview and presentation to an evaluation committee, staff said in an evaluation memorandum to the council.

The station is expected to be razed in November, and the city is determining a location for a temporary facility while the replacement is constructed, officials said. Information: https://bit.ly/2kTPqPF

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