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Construction bids for new Fire Station 21 to be opened next week

The timeline for the demolition and rebuilding of Fire Station 21 at the corner of Greenwood Avenue North and North 73rd Street is a bit behind, but we’ve just been told by the city that construction bids will be opened next Wednesday.
As we’ve previously reported, the Defenders of Greenwood will move five blocks down to the empty lot at 6802 Greenwood Ave. N., while their current station is demolished and rebuilt. The new Station 21 will be 8,576 square feet over two stories, and will include more spacious living quarters and offices for the firefighters, as well as more room for equipment. A small parcel of property was purchased directly east of the current station to accomodate the larger building.
Here’s a rendering of what the new station will look like. It was designed by the Miller Hull Partnership.

During constructions, firefighters and their equipment will be housed in trailers and industrial tents. Construction is expected to last about a year. Here’s what that empty lot looks like now.