While a new fire station is built on Columbus Avenue to replace an old one, there will be temporary fire house sited on Amory Street starting by June.
The plan is still being worked on, but the hope is to have the firefighters of companies Engine 42 Rescue 2 and District 9 out of the old house at 1870 Columbus Ave., Roxbury, by June, said Brian Alkins, Public Information Officer for the Boston Fire Department, to Jamaica Plain News.
Once out of the current firehouse, there will be a two-month bidding process for the new building to be sited at the current location. The construction process is expected to last from 16 to 18 months. The cost of the overall project is expected to be $23.5 million.
The new temporary location will be at 125 Amory St. in Jamaica Plain, which will feature two temporary trailers for the firefighters to stay at and respond from, as well as temporary garage shelter for Engine 42 and District 9. The temporary location for Rescue 2 is not yet known, said Alkins.
The new firehouse will be able to accommodate current and future vehicles, which is important as older fire stations have not been able to house the more modern and larger fire apparatus.