Cooper & Company, Forsyth County and Croft and Associates broke ground on the Forsyth Fire Station 11 this past Tuesday, August 6th. The event took place on-site on Pittman Road in the western part of Forsyth County.
After Division Chief of Technical Services, Jason Shivers, greeted guests and community residents and thanked them for coming to witness the ceremonial groundbreaking, several other dignitaries spoke.
Forsyth County Commission Chairman Laura Semanson and District 3 Commissioner Todd Levent both highlighted the great impact a new fire station brings to the citizens of Forsyth County. Fire Chief Barry Heard thanked Forsyth County residents for their continued voting in support of SPLOST so that funding for important projects is available. He also thanked Former Chief Danny Bowman for finding the land in 2008, and that without him the fire station wouldn’t be possible.
Kip Stokes from Croft and Associates, project architectural firm, talked about how the design of the building will help the firefighting staff stay healthy and in good physical shape. The building will house a workout room and will provide expansive natural light, known to help promote mental well-being.
Cooper & Company President Steve Cooper reiterated his company’s commitment to Forsyth County and public safety.
“We are proud to be located in downtown Cumming. We have built over six hundred projects, twenty-five of those in Forsyth County. This is our seventh public safety project in the last three years.”
Now that ground has been broken, Cooper can kick its construction efforts into full gear. The fire station should be completed for the residents in District 3 the summer of 2020.