New Fort Mill Fire Station opens on donated land next to Nims Village

FORT MILL, S.C. (September 23, 2019) – Leaders behind the successful completion of Fort Mill Fire Station #2 gathered for a “Hose-Breaking” Dedication Ceremony outside the station on September 10. The event, the fire-station equivalent of the typical Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for most new buildings, reflects the Town of Fort Mill’s ongoing dedication to public safety in a community filled with vibrant new neighborhoods. 

The land for the new station, located next to the new community of Nims Village, was donated by Pace Development Group (PDG), the company behind concepts in living dedicated to the natural simplicity of small-town life and a front-porch lifestyle enhanced by nature.

“We are so proud of the new fire station and all of the effort that went into it,” said Brian Pace, President of PDG. “It definitely represents the highest and best use of the land we donated for building it.”

During the ceremony, Chief Chipper Wilkerson of the Fort Mill Fire Department praised the dedication of the new station as the end of “critical piece of infrastructure for the Town of Fort Mill, and a bright spot in this year. I’d like to thank everyone who had a hand in completing this beautiful station.” Town Manager David Broom recognized the hard work and dedication of Fort Mill Mayor Guynn Savage, Town Council Members Ronald Helms, Lisa Cook, Chris Moody, Trudie Heemsoth, Larry Huntley and James Shirey. He also expressed gratitude for Pace Development Group, for donating the land, ADW Architects, who handled design and construction management, and Southern Builders of York County, the construction company serving as general contractor.

Like Nims Village, the new station is in close proximity to Doby’s Bridge Elementary School, as well as Banks Trail Middle School It is adjacent to the new Catawba Ridge High School.