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113 Tewning Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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Fire Station 1 - James City - Bruton Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad

Dec. 22, 2014

Scope of Work

The James City - Bruton Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad in Toano was originally built on the former Toano High School site. The existing fire station will be replaced with a new 21,791 SF station consisting of five, pull-through, double loaded apparatus bays for emergency vehicles, an adjacent tower for training and hose drying, a large training room and an adjacent commercial kitchen to serve the public during community meetings. Site improvements include an emergency vehicle return drive aisle, relocated fueling station, relocated metal storage building, additional parking and an improved on-site storm-water management system. In addition, built-in training elements throughout the facility will provide on-site training opportunities, minimizing the need for costly off-site training. New administrative offices will be included for the volunteer firefighters, career firefighters and rescue squad. The bunk space will accommodate up to 20 individuals on a typical night. Upon completion of the new facility, the existing station will be razed. This project was designed and will be constructed for LEED Silver certification.


Architectural Design -  Completed
Civil Engineering Design -  Completed

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Sept 3 2014 FS 1
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FS 1 Sept 3 2014
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FS 1 Sept 3 2014
Existing Metal Building
FS 1 Sept 3 2014
Existing Building
Sept 3, 2014 FS 1

Commissioning Agent -   Ongoing
Bidding Phase - Completed
Construction Phase - Start July 2014

Budget   $6.3M Approved

Guernsey-Tingle/SCN Architects - $439,700
Current payout and percent completed: $347,435.78 – 79.0 percent
AES Consulting Engineers: $96,462
Current payout and percent completed: $92,772 – 96.2 percent
A.R. Chesson Construction Co., Inc.: $5,500,400
Current payout and percent completed: $771,315.13 – 14 percent
Additional Services: $118,399.63

Land Acquisition

Crawford Parcel - $390,000
Additional Services - $1,600.50

(Note:  Land acquisition is not included in the $6.3M project budget.)


  • Existing building evaluation completed, design teams selected
  • Crawford Property land acquisition completed
  • Planning Commission recommendation and BOS SUP and rezoning approval on Oct. 8, 2013, for the former Crawford Parcel and the JCSA Well Facility
  • General Contractor selected and contract completed with A.R. Chesson Construction Co., Inc.
  • Site Plan Approval granted July 15, 2014 (JCC Case No. SP-0115-2013)
  • Land Disturbing Permit, VSMP Permit and Building Permit issued
  • Existing fuel island and underground tanks removed  


Next Steps

  • Update LEED Certification requirements in preparation for construction phase
  • County to sell former Crawford residential property
  • Complete relocation of on-site utilities
  • Complete project submittal reviews
  • Initiate CMU blockwork and waterproofing
  • Prepare slab areas for the living quarters for concrete placement (Col 1-4) and the elevator pit
  • Air Barrier kick-off meeting


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