Greenport FD floating three options for building upgrades

10/21/2014 2:54 PM |
The Greenport Fire Department station on 3rd Street in Greenport Village. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

The Greenport Fire Department station on 3rd Street in Greenport Village. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Plans are in the works to upgrade Greenport Fire Department’s 3rd Street firehouse.

The renovation options are estimated to cost $1.9 million for smaller updates up to $7.1 million for the construction of a new headquarters, according to the village.

During Monday’s Village Board work session, Chief Harry Breese requested the Village Board and the fire department trustees meet jointly at a later date to discuss three different renovation options drafted by Melville-based H2M architects + engineers.

The first option, based on that meeting’s agenda, is priced at roughly $1.9 million and would include basic infrastructure and building upgrades. Some costs associated with option one include $323,000 to updated the electrical system.

The second, a renovation and expansion option, is estimated to cost $3.8 million. Under that plan the firehouse would receive additional office space, meeting rooms, storage space, handicap bathrooms and other upgrades mentioned in option one.

The final and most costly option is estimated at $7.1 million. It calls for the demolition of the existing firehouse and the construction of a new headquarters at the same location of the current firehouse on Third Street.

Since the Fire Department’s budget is included in the village’s annual spending plan, it would need Village Board approval.

No date has been set for the joint meeting, and no discussion of the matter took place Monday.

Mr. Breese did not respond to a request for comment.

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