Pond was honored to join the City of Marietta Councilman Reggie Copeland, Councilwoman Michelle Cooper Kelly, Acting Fire Chief Danny Rackley, Councilman Johnny Walker, City Manager Bill Bruton, Councilman Joseph Goldstein, Chief Jackie Gibbs (Ret.), firefighters and community leaders during the groundbreaking ceremony for Fire Station #56.
The new location along Sawyer Road will provide a much-needed new station for firefighters and include a training center for Marietta’s emergency service responders.
The contextual design of the station blends within the surrounding communities. Pond’s design team also selected building materials and interior finishes based on their durability and low maintenance, to maximize the City’s investment and reduce maintenance costs.
During the groundbreaking ceremony, Marietta’s acting fire chief Danny Rackley expressed gratitude to former fire chief Jackie Gibbs who was instrumental in the project process, and talked about how the new station would greatly benefit Marietta fire fighters.
“Pond had the privilege of working closely with former fire chief Jackie Gibbs and other partners to get this project off the ground to relocate and enhance this station,” said Constructors Operations Manager Mitch Rovinsky. “Station #56 is laying the groundwork for the future of safer communities around Marietta, and we look forward to helping the city realize their goals of providing enhanced training facilities for their emergency service workers.”
Read more about this project here.