The Old Fire Hall in Grande Prairie was built in 1969 and could be getting some much needed upgrades. Facility Maintenance Manager Mick Phillips says they were going to do small upgrades a few years ago but decided waiting for a larger scale renovation was going to be better.
“The preliminary cost estimates, and this is very preliminary, but we are looking at a full renovation of the interior and exterior at about $2.3 million. That is what council wants us to move forward on and see what a design plan would look like”
The heat, ventilation and air conditioning, flooring, office modifications and safety code compliance all need to be brought up to code. The Parks department Ornamental Crew, Technical Search & Rescue, the RCMP, and the Community Social Development Department currently share the space.
The revamp of the building would see some of the occupants moved temporarily while some could see a permanent move.
Administration will bring back more in depth cost information as well as design plans.