Elk Grove to Host Grand Opening Event for Three New Village Facilities
The Village of Elk Grove is hosting a Grand Opening Event on May 18, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for three new facilities constructed as part of the Elk Grove 2025 Long Range Infrastructure Plan.
Residents and members of the community are invited to visit and tour these new facilities, which include Fire Station 8 at 700 Fargo Avenue, Fire Station 10 at 676 Meacham Road and the Public Works Biesterfield Facility at 1635 Biesterfield Road. Visitors can tour all three facilities from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, and can also enjoy a morning treat or hot dog lunch at the new fire stations.
The new Fire Station 10 at 676 Meacham Road is approximately 16,000 square feet, and replaces a 7,000 square foot facility that was more than 40 years old. During construction, firefighters operated out of a temporary location within the updated Public Works Biesterfield Facility. Firefighters moved into the newly constructed Fire Station 10 on April 29, 2019.
The new Fire Station 8 at 700 Fargo Avenue is a 21,000 square foot facility with an 11,000 square foot training tower located in the Business Park. This station consolidated the equipment and personnel at two former fire stations—the 48-year-old Fire Station located at 1655 Greenleaf Avenue, and the 27-year-old Fire Station located at 1000 Oakton Street. Firefighters moved into the new Fire Station 8 on April 30, 2019. The former fire stations at 1000 Oakton and 1655 Greenleaf are now closed.
The rehabilitation of the Public Works Biesterfield Facility at 1635 Biesterfield Road was completed in January 2018 and is now opening its doors to allow the public to tour the upgraded facility as part of the Grand Opening Event for the adjacent Fire Station 10. The rehabilitation included a complete facade overhaul of the existing 37-year old building, the addition of a salt storage facility to serve the western portion of the community, additional storage space, and interior renovations to improve operations, landscape enhancements and parking lot rehabilitation.
Village Officials will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Fire Station 10 (676 Meacham Road) beginning at 9:00 a.m. and a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Fire Station 8 (700 Fargo Avenue) will begin at 10:30 a.m. Both ribbon cuttings will be followed by flag raising ceremonies.
More information on the Elk Grove 2025 Long-Term Infrastructure Plan can be found on the Village website at ElkGrove.org/2025.