Kraus-Anderson Construction Company will build a new fire station for the City of Bayport, Minnesota.
A ground-breaking ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. May 18 at the Bayport Fire Hall, at 5th Av. North and Stagecoach Trail.
Owned by the City of Bayport, the new two-story, 17,650-square-foot Bayport Fire Hall replaces a 6,630-square-foot station built in the 1940s that no longer meets storage needs for vehicles and equipment.
The new fire station will also eliminate safety issues and improve access to other communities. The Bayport Fire Department serves 13,000 people in the Bayport, Baytown, Oak Park Heights and West Lakeland communities. The project is expected to be completed by March of 2016.
The new station will feature five stalls for fire trucks and will provide adequate space for existing and future expansion of apparatus and gear. Designed by Leo A Daly architects, the project will include upgraded offices and storage, and will incorporate multipurpose spaces to facilitate on-site training, meetings and public events.
Plans also include a training facility, exercise room, kitchen, dayroom, offices, conference and communication areas, equipment storage, laundry and mechanical shop.
Kraus-Anderson last year built a new 27,000-square-foot fire station for the City of Stillwater that replaced a 50-year-old facility.