During renovations of Jefferson Fire Station, #18, at 3101 Hodge Place, just off Route 50 in Falls Church, a temporary fire station will be set up on a commercially zoned vacant site at the corner of Annandale Road and South Street.
The new fire station would be 17,000 square feet, which is 3,000 square feet larger than the existing building, said Allison Terzigni, project manager in the Fairfax County Building Design and Construction Division, at the November meeting of the Mason District Land Use Committee.
The new building would have a larger two-level residential area for firefighters, more space for female personnel, a larger gym, and more space for vehicles, including a technical rescue support unit.
The new station would have drive-through bays for the fire trucks, which would require a new access point on Woodley Lane. Currently, vehicles have to back into the building. Because the site is small, only 1.2 aces, the buffer between the station and nearby houses would likely be reduced; a wall is planned as well as a stormwater retention facility.