Ludington City Council Approves Financing for New Fire Station

Firefighters in Ludington may soon be responding to calls from a new building.

The city council approved $1.2 million in bonds to finance building a new fire station.

The city also plans on selling the old fire station and the surrounding parking lot to help pay for the new station.

It comes as a developer plans to build two four-story buildings, with businesses on the ground floor, and apartments on the upper three floors on the block where the current fire station is located.

The developer would tear down the old fire station.

“We have a developer that is redeveloping an entire downtown city block. He will be constructing two buildings both commercial and retail operations as well as 60 residential units. We have a pretty significant housing shortage so this will help address that portion,” says Ludington city manager John Shay.

The new fire station would be located on Tinkham Avenue, just east of the middle school.

The city hopes to begin the project this spring.