Woodhaven fire house to get renovations

By Gabriel Rom

More than a century after it was built, a Woodhaven firehouse will be undergoing major reconstruction later this year, officials from the FDNY said01.

The city Department of Design and Construction put out a request for proposal Monday afternoon to renovate the firehouse at 89-40 87th St.

FDNY Engine Co. 293 provides emergency services to the neighborhoods of Richmond Hill and Woodhaven.

The construction will modernize the station house and increase the size of the bay doors, fire officials said, which will be expanded to allow for larger fire trucks and equipment.

The DDC advertised the renovations as a “gut rehabilitation” of the structure, meaning a complete overhaul.

City officials were unable to say whether the renovations to the station house would force it to close or when exactly the upgrades would begin.

Reach reporter Gabriel Rom by e-mail at grom@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4564.

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