Birmingham City Council discusses resolution for purchased property on Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Kingston community could be one step closer to a new fire station. It comes after marches, a sit-in and months of waiting for funding for the new building.

The Birmingham City Council is discussing a resolution for the purchase of property on Richard Arrington Junior Boulevard and 42nd Street North. The $42,000 agreement would be made with the First Colored Baptist Church of East Lake 77th Street.

The old Fire Station 8 was torn down back in May because of safety concerns, leaving Kingston residents without a fire station in the neighborhood. Funding for a new station was approved by the city council back in August.

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