Ballardvale Fire Station
I live in BallardVale and served on the BallardVale Historic District Commission for nine years. I love having the BallardVale Fire Station at its current location as it provides important services and a represents a link to our historic past.
I support the renovation of the Fire Station in place. That might include an expansion into the adjacent lot, but not an 11,000 square foot structure and a price tag of $8m. We need to be realistic about what the Town needs at the present time and what we can afford. We also need to think very carefully about the historic integrity of the site and the surrounding neighborhood.
Whatever is finally built should fit the neighborhood and serve our needs today.