Update: Renderings for new Boiling Springs Fire Department

Ideas for the new Boiling Springs Fireplace Department headquarters will be talked over in a general public assembly Monday, Aug. 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the department’s local community building at 208 Blacks Generate.

Continuous development on Greenville’s Eastside and worsening visitors alongside Pelham Street at I-85 are amongst the factors the Boiling Springs Fireplace Section is transferring ahead with designs to establish a new headquarters station in Hartness Urban Village in the near long run.

The section has started the system of attaining acceptance for issuing up to $11.25 million in typical obligation bonds to fund the job. Division management created the scenario for the new headquarters station at the July 11 conference of Greenville County Council’s finance committee.

Department public affairs liaison Taft Matney instructed the committee that the present headquarters station at the corner of Pelham and Garlington streets was created in 1980 and has been expanded in three instances. The tiny piece of property on which the station sits is landlocked, which prevents the station from being expanded any additional, he stated.

“The only detail standing in the way of assuaging (visitors congestion) is us.” -Boiling Springs Fireplace Main Steve Graham

The other big concern impacting the station is site visitor congestion, according to Main Steve Graham. The point Division of Transportation has been evaluating intersection enhancements exactly where I-85 intersects Pelham Road, Graham mentioned, and using the station residence for this kind of enhancement is 1 solution SCDOT is analyzing.

“The one issue standing in the way of alleviating (traffic congestion) is us,” Graham stated.

Thanks to place constraints, administrative personnel are spread throughout four stations and a new headquarters station will let the section provide these staff back beneath one particular roof.

The department has worked with Hartness to detect a web-site for the new station at the intersection of Hartness Generate and Garlington Road about a half mile from the existing station, Matney reported. The proposed location is about 2.5 acres, which would let ample home for the prepared 20,000-square-foot station.

The new station is part of the department’s strategic arranging method to not only fulfill present requires but to posture the office for predicted development. The move would also boost the department’s coverage alongside the Roper Mountain Road corridor and cut down provider overlaps with neighboring departments to the north.

“It truly can make sense from a fire company standpoint to transfer that 50 percent mile down Garlington Road,” Matney reported.

What is subsequent?

County Council permitted to start with looking at an ordinance authorizing the department to challenge up to $11.25 million in standard obligation bonds for the job at the council’s July 19 regular meeting. Next looking at and a community hearing on the subject will take place on Aug. 16 in the course of the county council’s upcoming scheduled meeting.

There is some time pressure on the office to get the bond difficulty permitted in just the future several months as fascination fees continue to rise. Legal professional Joe Lucas, whose Columbia-based Pope Flynn regulation agency is aiding the division with the bond issue, explained to the finance committee that if the office receives the bond concern permitted by early slide they hope to be able to protect an curiosity amount of 4% on a 20-year bond.

Boiling Springs Fireplace Department fast facts:

  • The Boiling Springs Fireplace District was made by the S.C. Typical Assembly in 1970.
  • The department serves about 28,000 long-lasting inhabitants on Greenville’s Eastside from four stations: Headquarters (Station 11) at 5020 Pelham Road, Station 12 at 2015 Hudson Street, Station 14 at 228 S. Batesville Street, and Station 15 at 208 Blacks Push. 
  • The division maintains an ISO Class 1 ranking and employs 55 compensated teams.