The interior and exterior of Albany Fire Station 12 on 34th Avenue look a lot different than they did before workers started to correct structural problems and increase the building’s square footage four months ago.
The fire station, built in 1973, is undergoing a seismic upgrade to meet state codes, said Fire Chief John Bradner. The 7,300-square-foot building also is being expanded by about 1,000 square feet, and new cement siding is going up outside to replace vinyl siding that leaked, causing dry rot.
The exterior will be painted a red-rust with tan trim.
The center section of the building, which houses an office, will be tan to set it off from the rest of the structure, Bradner said.
The upgrade is estimated to cost about $217,000. Another $67,000 was needed to replace the siding, along with $38,000 to relocate the electrical service plus $76,000 for design and permits, increasing the total cost to about $400,000.