the lakeland fire department is planning a renovation and expansion of their facility located in ronkonkoma, new york. the present 21,000 gsf multi-level fire department building (c. 1970) has gone through a number of modifications over the years and the present layout is inefficient for apparatus and staff. the building systems have reached their natural life expectancy and show levels of distress. after careful evaluation, the district decided to demolish the existing building and construct two new structures. a new 2-story 23,000 gsf state-of-the-art firehouse building will include (4) double loaded apparatus bays that house up to (8) trucks, maintenance bay, dispatch, private offices, fitness, toilets, training room and commercial kitchen.
a new 3,100 gsf single story, pre-engineered maintenance building will be built in the rear of the property with toilets. the existing 3.9 acre plot will be improved with new utilities, driveways, curbs and parking. the approval process included a public bond hearing that won full support and a rochester hearing though the town of islip for bza approvals and site plan and building permits. construction will begin in the fall of 2021 after a full public bid.