New Fire Station Project

Fire apparatus through the years

Following several years of studies and analyses of potential sites for a new fire station, the Bedford Select Board has voted to acquire the property at 139 The Great Road in order to build a new facility.

A warrant article to approve and fund the acquisition of this property, as well as to fund design / project management services for a new fire station, were adopted at the 2022 Annual Town Meeting.

On this page, please find a frequently asked questions document, a map of other sites considered, a video tour of the current fire station, and more. 


Update: Two petitioners' articles will be on the 2022 Special Town Meeting Warrant related to the new fire station process. 

 


Documents related to legal attempts to block the Town's acquisition of 139 The Great Road (As of July 15, 2022, the Town of Bedford has acquired the property at 139 The Great Road. Next steps will include procuring an owner's project manager and designer, forming a building committee, and engaging with neighbors, the Historic District Commission, & other stakeholders): 

Select Board Statements - May/June 2022

Carol Amick Letter to Select Board - 2/14/22

Central Register Publication (Bedford information on lower half of second page) - 2/23/22

Amick-Moonan Letter to Utah State University - 4/29/22

Letter to Raymond Miyares from Bedford Town Counsel - 5/16/22

C. Amick et. al. Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction - 5/19/22

C. Amick et. al. Motion for Preliminary Injunction - 5/19/22

Town of Bedford Opposition to Motion - 5/20/22

Affidavit of Bedford Town Counsel - 5/20/22

 


FAQ document

Frequently asked questions document


GIS map

Interactive Map of Other Sites Considered


traffic study

Traffic Study


Police and Fire Facilities Study from 1991

Police Fire Facilities Study from 1994

Bedford Fire Headquarters Building Space Utilization Assessment Study from 2015.

Station assessment from expert consultant in 2018.

Summary review of studies from expert consultant in 2020, recommending relocation of fire station to a minimum 60,000 sq ft parcel.


Purchase and Sales Agreement for 139 The Great Road (projected closing date May 2, 2022)


Public Forum and Opportunities to Learn More

Public Forum: A public forum was held on Thursday, February 17, 2022 for residents to learn more about the project, ask questions, and share comments. Video

Separately, the Town is holding meetings with direct abutters of the site. 

Public Board Meetings: 

1/31/22 Select Board Meeting (vote on Purchase and Sale Agreement): Video

2/3/22 Joint Finance Committee and Capital Expenditure Committee Meeting: Video | Presentation

3/2/22 Historic District Commission: Video | Presentation

3/28/22 Historic District Commission Public Statement

Email the Town Manager's Office (townmanager@bedfordma.gov) with questions about the project.


Virtual Tour of the current fire station (filmed in 2019):