Press release from city of Asheville:
The City of Asheville is pleased to host a groundbreaking event for a new Public Safety Station at 316 Broadway Street in north Asheville at 10 a.m. October 18. This facility will be home to Fire Station 13, a Police Substation, the relocated Emergency Operations Center, and a small community conference room.
Brief comments will be made by Mayor Esther Manheimer, City Manager Debra Campbell, Fire Chief Scott Burnette and Police Chief David Zack.
On-street parking is available on Monte Clare and Magnolia Avenues and is a short walk to the building site.
The event will be live streamed on Facebook live at this address.
The Asheville Fire Department identified the need for an additional fire station north of downtown to meet our goals for the standard of coverage. AFD’s performance objective is to reach all emergencies in 5 minutes 12 seconds or less, 90% of the time. The City of Asheville purchased the property on Broadway Street for this purpose in 2010. Find more information on the project on the City of Asheville’s website.