Macon-Bibb County celebrated the Grand Opening of its newest public safety facility, the Bert Bivins Fire Station and Sheriff Precinct ( 4036 Napier Avenue ) with a ribbon cutting & dedication ceremony in December. The facility is named for District 5 Commissioner and long-time community leader Bert Bivins, III.
The facility replaced the Breezy Hill fire station on Forsyth Street and the sheriff’s precinct at 600 Pio Nono Avenue. Its construction was funded by the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). It was designed by BTBB, Inc., and was built by Warren Associates.
This past year, several structures around the building were demolished to provide more space for the station and then to remove blight along the streets in the area. The demolitions were being paid for with funds from the Blight Remediation Program.