The Bourne Fire Station could find its home on the Adventure Isle site

BOURNE — The search for a home for a new firehouse on the South Side had been narrowed down to three sites, but a fourth was recently added on MacArthur Boulevard (Route 28) and now tops the list.

The South Side Fire Station Construction Committee is charged with finding a location for a station south of the Bourne Bridge and expects to submit an application for project funding before the May 2023 city meeting.

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The committee unanimously, but unofficially, ranked the Adventure Isle site at 340 MacArthur Boulevard (Route 28) as its top pick, Tuesday. It is followed by a neighboring stretch at the old golf driving range just before Clay Pond Road known as the Motor Way.

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County land on County Road at Dr. Julius Kelley Drive in Pocasset is the third choice. In fourth place is the stretch of youth baseball on Shore Road in Monument Beach.

The South Side Fire Station Construction Committee has ranked the Adventure Isle site at 340 MacArthur Boulevard (Route 28) as their top choice for a new station.

Pomroy Associates LLC, the East Bridgewater firm retained by the city to provide the owner’s project manager services, has conducted a methodical and in-depth reexamination of the three previously final locations.

The Motor Way still carries some weight on the committee because it offers reasonable emergency response times south of the Bourne Bridge. But it would involve a possible $2.5 million land purchase and road construction. The city is also only interested in four acres of the land.

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