City Council voted unanimously on Thursday, June 10, 2021, to authorize that the city manager enter into a comprehensive agreement with David A. Nice Builders to demolish the current fire station at 440 N. Boundary St. and build a new 31,000-square-foot station on that lot.
With this contract, the City agrees to pay the contractor a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) of $13.6 million for the demolition of the current fire station and the design and build of the new one. Architectural firms Guernsey-Tingle Architects and Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects are part of the David A. Nice design-build team for this project.
The current construction timeline has demolition of the building slated for early 2022 and completion of the new station in late spring 2023.
“City Council’s support of these design plans reflects their commitment to public safety for this community,” Chief David Eagle said. “The new fire station will allow us to deliver the highest level of service to the residents of Williamsburg. We are looking forward to our partnership with David A. Nice Builders and the design-build team on this project.”
The City solicited bids for the design and build of the new fire station through the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act. The PPEA Process allowed City Council to choose its preferred proposal for the design and build.
The bid solicitation began in August and yielded seven proposals. Three contractors advanced to the last phase of the process, which included releasing their conceptual drawings to the public, the Architectural Review Board, the Planning Commission, and firefighters for input. City Council chose David A. Nice Builders for this project at its January 2021 regular meeting.