Fire hall up for hearing

Sept. 22 set for public input to proposed main hall in Central Saanich

The public will have its say in September on the new fire hall proposed for Central Saanich.

Council gave the rezoning application for the property the necessary readings to set the date for Sept. 22.

The proposed new main firehall is designed by Johnston Davidson Architecture and Planning Inc. and planned to be built to a minimum LEED Canada silver standard using regional materials where possible.

The building would include four apparatus bays; two storeys for offices, training centre, gear storage and lockers; and a 13.4 metre training tower. It would be built to withstand 1.5 times the seismic force of a regular building and would serve as the Emergency Operations Centre for the district.

The district purchased two properties on Keating X Road, and consolidated the lands. The proposal is to rezone the property, 1512 Keating X Road, from rural estate to a specific fire hall institutional zone.

The public hearing is scheduled for Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. with the location to be confirmed closer to the date.