Kaukauna to build new fire station

  • Source: Appleton Post-Gazette & Post Crescent.com
  • Published: 08/11/2016 01:03 PM

In the next month, construction of a new fire station will begin – the second of three facility projects happening in Kaukauna. "It's going to be a fun project, a beautiful structure," said Kaukauna Mayor Gene Rosin. "I've seen the design and the layout and the drawings, and it will really complement downtown really nicely." Most recently, a new city hall and police department opened across the road from the old facility on Second Street in downtown Kaukauna, at a cost of $14 million. The fire station, the second of three phases of the facilities project, will cost between $5.5 and $5.7 million. The city has set aside $2 million in cash for the station, with the rest coming from borrowing, Rosin said. The fire station should be complete within two years. It will be equipped with the same eco-friendly technology as the new municipal complex, like geothermal heating and cooling, LED lighting and solar panels. The third phase, at $1 million, will remodel parts of the old building for use by the streets and parks departments. Before the 29,000-square-foot fire station can be built, part of the old building on Second Street must be torn down. That demolition is included in the cost estimates. For Kaukauna Fire Chief Paul Hirte, the new facility, which will more than triple the size of the current facility, has been eagerly awaited by the fire department.


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