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Final fire station design work approved by Brentwood commissioners

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Brentwood city commissioners unanimously approve an agreement for final design and construction services towards a new fire station on city-owned land off Split Log Road. 

Brentwood city commissioners on Monday unanimously approved an agreement with Brentwood-based TMPartners for $294,419 towards final construction design work on its future fifth fire station. 

Brentwood’s new Fire Station 5 will be on city-owned land at 9551 Split Log Road. TMPartners worked on the initial design phase of the project and was chosen to handle the remainder of the project based on the firm’s design experience in Davidson and Williamson counties. 

“This resolution here is an agreement with TMPartners to take it from schematic design, which they’ve completed now, all the way through to construction of the project,” City Manager Kirk Bednar said. “This would include design development, final construction design and building, then oversight of the construction and over the course of construction.”

The future fire station is projected to cost approximately $4.5 million total to design and construct, according to city staff notes. Construction is set to start in fiscal year 2022. 

At a previous meeting, Brentwood Mayor Rhea Little and Vice Mayor Ken Travis both shared their support of the project moving forward. 

“It’s a well-thought-out plan,” Travis said. “I look forward to a successful design.” 

“The east end of Brentwood is by far the fastest-growing area and has the most potential for future growth,” Little said. “This fire station is both needed and will be very beneficial to the city and citizens of Brentwood.”

Background

Residential developments being constructed off Split Log and Ragsdale roads led the city to purchase land for a future fire station nearby. In 2018, 2 acres of land were purchased for the future first station at 9551 Split Log Road for $685,000. 

Brentwood has seen a population increase of 24.5% in the past 10 years and a 48.83% increase in emergency call responses, according to a Needs Assessment Study presented by the Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department.

Preliminary plans at the time indicated that the city’s future fifth fire station would house one response unit and one crew and an ambulance crew in the 11,000-square-foot, two-story building. 

Commissioners voted down a similar fire station proposal at the corner of Ragsdale and Split Log roads within the Tuscany Hills subdivision in 2017.

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