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Plans for Station 1 move ahead

A new firehouse on Gloucester Main Street may still be several years in the making, but the plans are shaping up, and demolition of existing structures to make way for the new building is on the horizon.

Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad Chief J.D. Clements and Treasurer Lewis Horsley spoke with the Gazette-Journal recently and shared conceptual drawings for the new Station 1. They emphasized that the actual plans, when completed by the Northern Virginia firm Hughes Group Architects, will have some differences, but that the size and scope should remain fairly consistent.

“The plans are close, but not exact yet,” said Horsley.

At approximately 217 feet wide, the front of the building will be located around 50 to 60 feet back from Main Street, or approximately half the depth of two of the buildings slated for demolition, the former Calvin Hotel and Tri-County Furniture Store. This will give room for a concrete apron in front of the equipment bays that will allow the la...

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