Norfolk Fire-Rescue Station #12, located at 1650 W. Little Creek Road, is 91 years old and has reached the end of its useful life. The average age of Fire-Rescue stations in Norfolk is 42.
Fire-Rescue response needs have expanded over the years to include areas like emergency medical service vehicles (ambulances) which were not contemplated when Station #12 was designed and built for horse-drawn fire wagons.
The Meadowbrook school site has been identified as the new location for Station #12.
The western portion of the site, directly across from the current Station #12 will house the new Station. The eastern portion, where the school currently stands, is planned to be a passive park.
The new station will include approximately 14,000 sq. ft., ADA Accessibility and 3 bays at a cost of $5.125 million. Demolition of the Meadowbrook school is expected to begin in late 2015 and conclude in the spring of 2016.
There are no current plans for the old Station 12.
A public meeting will be held in mid August wherein residents in the surrounding neighborhoods will be able to provide feedback on the architectural design of the new Station.