Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, City Council Members, and the Jersey City Fire Department recently celebrated the commencement of construction at 627 Grand Street, Jersey City’s first new firehouse in 20 years. The 12,000-square-foot station will replace a 116-year-old decommissioned facility that was condemned after a structural collapse on the ground floor.
Designed by Netta Architects, the new firehouse is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification structure with dual bays to accommodate three full-sized apparatuses, advanced decontamination and hose extraction equipment, turnout gear, and housing for firefighters.
“We are furthering our commitment to bring renewed opportunities to areas that need it most, and this firehouse is our latest investment in the key community assets our residents deserve,” said Mayor Fulop. “This project is twofold in that we are putting the critical resources to build upon recent growth in Bergen-Lafayette, while also expanding public safety with a newly equipped and modernized firehouse to enhance safety for our brave firefighters and the greater public.”
When complete, the station will house Engine 10 and Ladder 12 formerly of Halladay Street. Construction is expected to be complete by next summer.