Metro is prepared to purchase land in Joelton for the construction of a new fire hall, which would replace the existing #30 fire hall along Old Clarksville Pike.
The Metro Council next week is set to consider a resolution that would authorize the acquisition of about three acres at 3715 Old Clarksville Pike. The proposed buy is part of an overall plan to build six new fire halls within the next two years.
“This is one of those where they looked at doing a renovation, and decided it was going to cost more to renovate than it would to build a new one,” Metro Finance Director Rich Riebeling said.
Riebeling said the city has an agreement to buy the property for approximately $57,000, or $19,000 per acre, which is equal to the appraised value.
Metro General Services is overseeing the $20 million project to build six new fire stations.
Along with Joelton, other new stations are set for:
• Station #3 in the northeast Nashville area
• Station #31 in the Madison area
• Station #21 in the Nolensville Road/Interstate 440 area
• Station #33 in the Antioch area
• Station #2 currently located at 500 Second Ave.