Excerpts from the Dailyherald.com:

At a meeting Monday, Gurnee trustees will consider an agreement with FGM Architects Inc. to plan a third fire station on village-owned land on the south side of village. The plan is for the new station to be built behind the Triangle Office Building at 731 Route 21 near the intersection with Manchester Drive.

The village manager said a third station has been in discussion for years and would improve response times when firefighters are dealing with multiple or back-to-back emergencies.

Firefighters at the new station would primarily cover the Route 120 and 21 corridors. The village would not need new trucks, ambulances, or personnel.

Village staff met with three architectural firms on May 8 to decide which one to work with. Officials chose FGM Architects because the firm has completed numerous fire station projects in the area and has a branch specifically dedicated to public service buildings. The company’s fee would be set at 8.75 percent of the station’s budget. The specific dollar amount would be updated throughout the process.

The multiyear capital plan includes $500,000 this year, with placeholders of about $3.38 million in fiscal years 2020 and 2021.

Based on the current timeline, construction would start in the summer of 2021, with completion of the station by fall of 2022. The village board will meet at village hall, 325 N. O’Plaine Road, at 7 p.m. Monday.

thanks Ron