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Mayor Breaks Ground on New Fire Station No. 17

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~City building first fire station in more than 20 years~Mayor Dwight Jones joined State Senator Henry Marsh, Chief Administrative Officer Byron Marshall and Fire Chief Robert Creecy today in breaking ground on a new Fire Station No. 17 in the city’s Southside.“We want this and every city fire station to be part of your neighborhood. Fire protection is a community interest, and this fire station is going to be a community station, a gathering place for the community,” said Mayor Jones. “I’ve stated on numerous occasions that I want Richmond to grow by design and not by default. Within the past year, we have broken ground on two new schools with two more to come, agreed to build a new City Justice Center, and now we are building a new fire station.”Funding for the new fire station includes $1.4 million from the City’s Capital Improvement Plan and an additional $3.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.The new 3-bay, single story facility will have 11,351 sq ft of spac…