Media Release

Fire Station # 9 Groundbreaking

Thursday, October 20, 2016 10:45 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - On Friday, October 28, 2016, at 2 p.m., the Alachua County Commission is holding a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the site work and construction of the new Alachua County Fire Station #9. The event (and future fire station) is located at the S.W. corner of U.S. Highway 441 and S.R. 121 in Gainesville. The public is encouraged to attend, and refreshments will be served.

Alachua County Manager Dr. Lee Niblock is the Master of Ceremonies. The event includes comments from the Alachua County Commission Chair Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson, Alachua County’s Facilities Director Charlie Jackson, and Alachua County Fire Chief William Northcutt.

“With this new station, and Fire Station 23 soon to be built in Waldo, the County Commission is again demonstrating that public safety is at the forefront of their budget priorities,” said County Manager Lee A. Niblock, “Nothing is more important than welfare and safety of our citizens.”

The new fire station should be completed by June 2017, at a cost of $2,937,681. The 7,754-square-foot fire station features low maintenance finishes, high-efficiency mechanical systems, and tankless water heaters. The building will be certified as Green and Sustainable pursuant to the guidelines established by the Green Building Initiative (Green Globes). Strollo Architects provided architectural services for the project, and the D.E. Scorpio Corporation is the construction management firm “At Risk.”

For information, contact Alachua County Facilities Capital Project Coordinator Greg Nuetzi at 352-384-3017, or Alachua County Facilities Director Charlie Jackson at 352-374-5229.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).