Work on the new Patterson Mill fire station began with the official groundbreaking Saturday.
The newest substation of the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company will be located at the corner of Maryland Route 924 and Patterson Mill Road. The project is expected to cost about $2.8 million and be completed in September 2012, according to a release from the county executive's office.
A Bel Air architect and planning company, Edmeades and Stromdahl, Ltd., is responsible for the 9,000-square-foot station that will be powered in part by solar energy, according to the business's website.
Upon completion, Patterson Mill of the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company with the first on Hickory Avenue in Bel Air and other on East Jarresttsville Road in Forest Hill.
The station will be a three-bay, drive-through location serving the Bel Air South area, fire company president Tony Coliano Sr. told Patch earlier this year.