Photo by Don Fennell
Be it a reno or a new build, we have all learned about the inevitable delays. The City of Richmond is not immune to these realities of construction and landscaping.
As a consequence, the grand opening of their new main fire hall at Gilbert Rd. and Granville St., originally scheduled for this Saturday, June 23, has been delayed due to unavoidable circumstances.
The city assures us that the festivities will still be held but at a later date, when all is done and ready for the public to peruse.
According to city spokesperson, Kim Decker, “Some landscaping and other minor works for the facility have not yet been completed and the building would not be occupied by Richmond Fire-Rescue staff or operational by June 23. Postponing the official opening will ensure the public will have the opportunity to view and tour the building once Richmond Fire-Rescue is moved in and the fire hall is fully operational.”
While the official opening has been delayed, the schedule for Richmond Fire-Rescue to move into the building has not changed. It is expected the building will be fully operational within the next few weeks.
“A new date for the opening will be announced in the near future,” says Decker.