The Victoria Fire department will soon have a new location after an agreement was reached with local developer Dalmatian Developments Limited Partnership.
The proposed 41,700 square-foot state-of-the-art mixed-use facilities will be located on Johnson Street as part of a new mixed-use development adjacent to Pacific Mazda.
The new facility will house fire and rescue services and Victoria’s first purpose-built Emergency Operations Centre.
Also, BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) will lease 3,200-square-feet of space from to operate a stand-alone facility for paramedics and four ambulances under a 20-year agreement.
The total estimated cost of the project is $35.9 million and will also include off-site servicing, sidewalk improvements and equipment and project management.
A rezoning application to the city is planned within the next six months. Construction is expected to take 28 months.
The current 26,700 square-foot fire hall at 1234 Yates Street has served the citizens of Victoria since 1959 and will remain in operation while the new facility is constructed.