Friends of Tucker Path

Former Health Department Building Removed to make way for Fire Station and Trail

This morning DeKalb County and the City of Tucker took an important step towards two goals. The County razed the former health department building on Cowan Road making way for the Dekalb County Fire Rescue Department’s new Station 5 and a trail head for the city trail plan.

Funds collected through the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) will fund both projects. Station 5 on Lawrenceville Hwy was built in 1955 and the team responding to calls is overdue for a new home. The state-of-the-art facility will mirror Station #7 on Columbia Drive.

The trail, connecting directly to Peters Park on the south and to Main Street on the north, will benefit Tucker residents and business for years to come.

Thank you CEO Michael Thurmond, Commissioner Robert Patrick, Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, Mayor Frank Auman, and City Council members Anne Lerner, Cara Schroeder, and Virginia Rece for being present and supporting these projects! As always, thank you to voters who supported the SPLOST vote in 2017 making these changes possible.

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