Charlottesville is seeking an engineering firm to design a replacement for a fire station that is nearly six decades old.
 
The city is seeking proposals for design work through Nov. 30 to replace the Bypass Station.
 
Station No. 1, located off the U.S. 250 Bypass at McIntire Park, was built in 1961 and is “woefully inadequate” to support the Charlottesville Fire Department’s needs, according to the request for proposals.
 
The City Council has earmarked $5.9 million for the station, which serves the Locust Grove, Greenbrier, Meadows, Barracks/Rugby, Rose Hill and Barracks Road neighborhoods.
 
The building is 3,500 square feet and doesn’t accommodate modern fire engines, Chief Andrew Baxter said.