On June 9, the City of Plymouth and Plymouth Fire Department held a groundbreaking ceremony for Fire Stations #2 and #3 at the current site of station #2.
CNH Project Architects and Principals Brooke Jacobson and Quinn Hutson, along with Senior Associate and Interior Designer Ashley Klis were on site to participate in the celebration.
City of Plymouth Mayor Jeffry Wosje, City Manager Dave Callister, Public Safety Director Eric Fadden, and Fire Chief Rodger Coppa spoke to guests and participants about the needs for updates to the fire stations. Minnesota State Senator Ann Johnson Stewart was also present.
Callister thanked the many individuals that it took for the project to happen at all phases. Wosje explained that the new stations will not only give firefighters what they need to do their jobs and protect the community, but the upgrades will also keep them safe from carcinogens and contaminants. Both stations will have dedicated turnout gear spaces. Dorms are being added to benefit the 24/7 firefighter staff. Fadden pointed out that he is excited for the fire department’s administration team to all be under one roof as a result of this project.
Coppa called attention to the efforts of CNH as well as the contractor, RJM Construction.
“I want to talk about CNH Architects, working on both projects, they have been incredible to work with. Their experience and expertise has been invaluable to us, ” Coppa said, “A lot of work has gotten us to where we are today, just to get ground moving.”
“Allowing us to live out of these stations is critical, allowing us to get to our residents’ needs faster, and the way these stations are set up to allow us to function more effectively is really the critical component,” he continued.
Station #2 is being completely rebuilt and Fire Station #3 is being remodeled with an addition. Along with dorms and dedicated turnout gear spaces, a plethora of on-site training opportunities are planned for both stations. Learn more about the fire station designs here.
View drone footage of both stations here:
Stations #2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2enekW1heU
Station #3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=depNbzybMME
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