The renovation and construction of an updated Moody Street Fire Station in Waltham, MA is moving along smoothly. The City recently approved to fund the $10 million project, beginning with the demolition of the Young Building on the corner of Moody and Maple, to make way for an addition to the current facility.
The Moody Street Fire Station is a historic station built in 1890 when firefighters used horse-drawn carts. The construction plan calls for the addition of four new bays with extra-large doors to accommodate the size of the new fire trucks.
The existing building is being gutted and rehabbed, and the bell tower has been removed for repairs. The foundation for the new addition has been set and is ready for wall construction. Extensive street excavation for new water and sewer lines has been ongoing.
M. O’Connor Contracting Inc. is handling the site’s construction. Saccoccio & Associates is the project architect and Habeeb & Associates Architects is the project manager. DiPrete Engineering provided the site’s permitting and engineering.
The City is currently renting a house that firefighters are calling their home base until renovations and construction are completed early 2021.