Former Warrenton Fire Protection District Station 4 -- Warrenton, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 48.236 W 091° 08.646
15S E 661154 N 4296655
Quick Description: Sad tale for this quiet county and city...this is now called station 4, was the original station. This station has recently been sold. Will soon be a converted station. Just a note: This site is in Ward 1 of the city.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 7/5/2021 8:06:03 AM
Waymark Code: WM14GHV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard
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Long Description:

County of building: Warren County
Location of building: MO Hwy 47 & Lakeview Ave., Warrenton

Construction office taking
over Warrenton fire station

  A local real estate development company is taking over Warrenton's oldest standing fire station, giving new use to a building that had become little more than a storage facility.

  Station four, that facility at the corner of Highway 47 and Lakeview Drive, once served as Warrenton Fiore Protection District's base of operations. But for more than a decade, the station had been used only to store spare vehicles and equipment, fire district officials previously told The Record.

  Now it will serve as the base for a new kind of operation: local home development and construction planning. New owner Ben Beckmeyer Construction purchased the station in January for $140,000, according to fire district records.

  Beckmeyer Construction is the firm currently developing a 35-acre, 90-home subdivision just west of Binkley Woods Park in Warrenton.

  Burks also added that no problematic noise or other nuisances for neighboring properties are anticipated. One of the conditions for the permit on the property is that no equipment or materials may be stored outside the building, Burks said.

  Engineer Bat Korman with Lewis-Bade, representing Beckmeyer, said little will actually change about the property under Beckmeyer ownership.

  "Basically the building's going to be like it is now, ... We are going to fence the side and the rear behind the building," Korman elaborated.

  The only concern expressed by the Warrenton alderman was a debate over whether overnight parking or equipment in the parking lot constitutes outside storage. Ward 1 Alderman Larry Corder said he would prefer not to have vehicle equipment like loaders or backhoes parked outside when the construction office is closed.

  "I'm concerned that we would wind up with equipment out there during non-working hours," Corder commented. "I just don't want that to be a place where people drive by and it looks like a construction lot."

  "There may be an occasional truck and trailer parked there but .. it's not an equipment lot by any means," Korman replied.

  Corder called for the city to place a condition of no overnight equipment parking on Beckmeyer's permit. That got pushback from ward 3 Alderman Jeff Jaspering.

  "If he wants a trailer to sit out there until the next morning, I don't think it's a big deal it it's there overnight and he needs to move it in the morning," Jaspering said.

  Alderman Corder and Bob Delaloye (Ward 3) voted in favor of banning overnight equipment parking at the site. Alderman Jaspering, Jack Crump (Ward 1), Scott Schulze (Ward 2) and Steven Cullom (Ward 2) voted against." ~ The Record, by Adam Rollins, July 1, 2021

Current Use: empty - sold to Ben Beckmeyer Construction

Is it open to the public?: No

Location: Warrenton

Year Originally Built: Not listed

Year Retired: Not listed

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