The Board of Supervisors has agreed—once again—to consider alternative sites for the new Aldie Fire Station.
An April 19 deadline was set for the staff to report back on options.
Efforts to build a replacement station have been ongoing for more than a decade, with the county once acquiring a lot along Rt. 50 east of the village but abandoning that location after neighbors successfully sued to block the use. In recent years, focus has been on building near the existing firehouse in the village core. Designs for the 15,000-square-foot, $14 million building spurred a new round of public outcry from area residents along with history and preservation advocates who fear the project would forever change the nature of the village.
Supervisor Tony R. Buffington Jr. (R-Blue Ridge) pushed for the new site study during closed-session board meetings last month.