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113 Tewning Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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James City County Firestation 4

March 2015

Scope of Work

James City County Fire Station 4 was originally built around 1980 and is in need of replacement. The new building will be approximately 14,400 square feet with a 3 vehicle bay facility, living quarters for up to 12 individuals, offices and space for training and storage. It was determined that an expansion of the site with fire operations taking place in the existing building while the new building is constructed on an expanded site footprint would provide the most cost effective solution. This subsequently required purchase of an adjoining property to accommodate the larger building and site restraints necessitated plans for retrofit of an offsite stormwater facility to treat stormwater from the expanded fire station impervious area. This project is intended to be constructed for LEED Silver certification.

Status of Project

The project is currently under construction. Work started in November 2013 with the retrofit of the offsite BMP in the Westmoreland Subdivision. The offsite work was completed in December 2013 despite frequent rains and poor drying conditions. Site work began with clearing of the fire station site in December 2013 with site improvements beginning in January 2014. Site work was hampered by poor weather but, the contractor made progress with the stormwater piping, utility relocation and preparation of the building pad. Footings were poured in March and the foundation and concrete masonry unit (CMU) walls began in earnest in May. May also saw the all utility relocation completed. The CMU walls and roof trusses were completed in mid-August. Metal roofing is currently nearing completion and the building was dried in early November and exterior masonry is complete and many doors installed. The building is complete and the contractor is addressing punch list items and final code inspection is underway. Switch over to the new building should be complete by the first week of April with a temporary certificate of occupancy. Following switchover of operations to the new building demolition of the existing building will commence in April and subsequent site work completed by the end of May 2015.

  Overhead doors  photo
Side View Nov 24 photo Site Conditions Oct. 8, 2014
Apparatus Bay

Wall Studs MEP Rough in

Final Slab Pour

Site Conditions April 5, 2014 Site Conditions June 2, 2014
Stonehouse Future Fire Station 4 Front Building Elevations

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Construction Phase - 78 percent complete


$4.1 M Approved

HVC Chennault Architectural Corp - $331,538
Contract Amount and percent completed - $320,302 – 96.6 percent
AES Consulting Engineers - $61,406
Contract Amount and percent completed - $57,950 – 94.3 percent
AR Chesson Construction Contract - $3,349,948
Contract amount and percent completed - $2,626,617 – 78.4 percent
Additional Services  -  $226,544



  • Property acquisition.
  • Site plan approval
  • Bids complete
  • Construction underway
  • Offsite BMP work complete
  • Footings complete
  • Utility relocation complete
  • Storm sewer substantially complete
  • Slab poured with plumbing and electrical underslab work complete
  • CMU Installation Complete
  • Brick masonry complete
  • Air barrier complete
  • Ceramic tile
  • Chair rail and wainscoting
  • Mechanical/Electrical Trim out
  • Install grinder pump and piping


Next Steps

  • Move to new building
  • Demolish existing fire station
  • Grade site for paving


Project Issues

  • Wet, snowy winter
  • Slow utility relocation.
  • Frequent summer rains.


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