Mosaic Kicks Off Construction of Park and Fire Station on Reclaimed Land
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Mosaic Kicks Off Construction of Park and Fire Station on Reclaimed Land

 
October 27, 2010   |   ShareThis

Sample Pic Approximately 100 residents, community leaders, neighbors and elected officials of Manatee County, Fla., recently attended a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 8,785-square-foot fire station and adjacent 75-acre community park in the Manatee County community of Duette. Both facilities, which are being constructed on reclaimed land, are expected to open in March 2011.

Mosaic is donating the land and all construction costs for the fire station and park, an estimated value of $2.18 million. The agreement also includes a $319,000 commitment by Mosaic, to be paid over three years, for operating and maintaining the park.

The new fire station will be a significant upgrade for Duette Fire and Rescue, featuring four enclosed double apparatus bays, a day room with kitchen facilities, a meeting room, several storage rooms, showers and three offices.  There also will be an additional 1,287 square feet of unfinished space for future use.

Bunker Hill Park, adjacent to the new fire station, will include a playground, soccer and softball fields, picnic areas and a walking trail. Access to the park’s 19-acre lake will be provided by an ADA accessible canoe launch and dock for fishing.