STATE MAY GIVE ALBANY LAND FOR NEW FIRE STATION

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Date: Friday, July 10, 1987

Before summer recess, state lawmakers will give final approval to a land deal that will allow Albany to build a new fire station on Brevator Street, says State Sen. Howard Nolan, D-Albany.


Nolan said the Senate was poised to pass a bill that would allow the Office of General Services to turn over the land to the city. The Assembly passed the same bill in June. The land, less than two acres, was acquired by the state for construction of the State Office Building Campus. The plot is located near Route 85 and Brevator Street.


In March, officials said the state had agreed to give the land to the city at no cost. State officials anticipate that the new station will improve fire safety at the State University at Albany and at the State Campus.


The plans call for the city to shut down Engine Company 10 at Western and Madison avenues and build a new $750,000 fire station to provide coverage to the western area of Albany.