An article in the Nov. 17 Fairfax Extra about a new fire station in the Lorton area incorrectly said the Crosspointe station would be the county's 41st fire and rescue station. It will be the 36th. (Published 11/24/05)

Reflecting the growth in the Lorton area, Fairfax County will build its 41st fire and rescue station on Hampton Road (Route 647) near Ox Road (Route 123).

County officials marked the start of construction on the Crosspointe station with a recent groundbreaking ceremony at the site, at 9610 Hampton Rd. The station is scheduled to be completed in January 2007.

Fire officials said that they are planning to house 51 workers on three shifts at Crosspointe and that they expect the station to include an engine, an advanced life-support unit and a ladder truck. The station will cost an estimated $9.4 million and will include about 14,600 square feet.

The station will be the second in the county built using so-called green building design and sustainable materials. Green buildings are designed, built, renovated, operated or reused in ways that reduce their effect on the environment. Recycled materials are used in construction, for example, and energy and water use is reduced through such technology as low-flush toilets. Landscaping is drought-resistant and requires no pesticides.

Crosspointe will be built by American Property Construction. The architect is Samaha Associates PC of Fairfax.


At the groundbreaking were, from left, Supervisor Elaine N. McConnell (R-Springfield), William Cole of the Occoquan Watershed Coalition, Peter F. Murphy Jr. of the Planning Commission, Fire and Rescue Chief Michael P. Neuhard, Supervisors Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (D), Thomas Lee of Samaha Associates PC, County Executive Anthony H. Griffin, Robert Reed of the public works department and Robert Spaulding of American Property Construction. The Lorton area fire and rescue station will use "green" building techniques.