Stevens Construction has started construction of Fire Station 17 for the City of Fort Myers, announced Dan Adams, vice president/principal, Stevens Construction, Inc.
Situated on 2.76 acres, Fire Station 17 is a 12,597-square-foot, two-story building with a 2,585-square-foot storage facility. The new station will house accommodations for on-duty firefighters, a physical fitness facility, community room and fire training facilities located interior of the apparatus bay with movable walls for various scenarios. Fire Station 17 will also include a kitchen, classrooms, decontamination room and on-site diesel and gasoline fuel distribution.
Located at 11000 Ben C. Pratt Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fire Station 17 will serve the growing areas south of Colonial Boulevard and portions of I-75, which will, in some cases, cut response time in half. Built to serve as an additional safe haven for essential service operations, the facility is being built to withstand severe weather, flooding and other disasters.
Stevens Construction provided 12 months of preconstruction services, working closely with the City of Fort Myers and the design team to identify almost $500,000 in approved cost-savings suggestions.
Fire Station 17 will be commemorated with the traditional uncoupling ceremony signifying the opening of the new facility in spring 2022.
The Stevens Construction team includes project manager, Alan Bennett; superintendent, Jeff Hollis; and project administrator, Rebeccah Cabana. BSSW Architects is the architect of record.
About Stevens Construction, Inc.
With offices in Fort Myers, Sarasota, Tampa and Orlando, Fla., Stevens Construction specializes in providing construction management, general contracting and consulting services to clients and design professionals. Other services include site and design team selection, budgeting, project scheduling, permitting, cost and quality control and warranty service. The company builds healthcare, commercial and hospitality facilities. For information, visit www.stevensconstructioninc.com or call 239-936-9006.