County to lease land to fire unit for station

February 13, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Baltimore County is planning to lease a 6-acre parcel to the Owings Mills Volunteer Fire Department for $1 a year for the group's new station house.

The land is on Owings Mills Boulevard north of Reisterstown Road.

The fire company has been looking for new quarters since 1986, when the Northwest Expressway opened and began spilling traffic onto Reisterstown Road, 8 feet from the volunteers' station house, making access difficult.

If the County Council approves the agreement Tuesday, the fire company will sell its current site to the adjacent Garrison Forest shopping center for $1.2 million, add $300,000 of its own money and borrow $400,000 from the county Volunteer Fire Association to pay for construction of the station house.

The new station house will occupy 1.5 acres of the Owings Mills Boulevard site.

Pub Date: 2/13/97

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