Holly Springs Mayor Sean Mayefskie, Town Council Members, State Representatives, Wake County Commissioners and others were on hand for two historic groundbreakings in Holly Springs Friday. Construction is beginning on a new Operations Campus to keep pace with service demands as the population increases, and a new Fire Station 3 is being built in northwest Holly Springs to serve this fast-growing part of Town.
Mayor Sean Mayefskie says the “Double Shovel Groundbreaking” illustrates just how important it is to have Town infrastructure keep pace with growth.
“Our Town Council recognizes that as more people move to this wonderful community, we need to ensure that services which enhance quality of life are delivered seamlessly,” said Mayefskie. “Our staff is growing to serve more residents and now our facilities are growing to meet that need.”
The first shovels to hit the dirt marked the start of construction for a new Operations Campus, located near the Utley Creek Water Reclamation Facility in the Holly Springs Business Park. When it opens in 2026, the campus will include two new buildings, the Administration and the Operations buildings. The buildings will be home to Public Works to include management staff, solid waste collection, street repairs, maintenance and concrete. The Town’s Utilities & Infrastructure Department, which includes business asset management, municipal engineering and infrastructure, water resources, stormwater and environmental services, building design and construction, and collections and distribution, also will be at the building, along with the 311 team that answers residents’ questions.
Fire Station 3
The second groundbreaking of the afternoon was for a new Fire Station 3 facility. Located off Woods Creek Road in northwest Holly Springs, the Fire Station will feature a single-story, 3-bay building, with the ability to house 8 firefighters. The Fire Station will also contain a substation for the Holly Springs Police. The road leading up to the station has been named “Cinder Station Road” to the delight of the Town’s beloved Fire Dog, Cinder, who was on hand for the event. Also attending the groundbreaking were some of the Town’s original volunteer firefighters who started the Town’s fire service. Fire Station 3 is expected to be completed later this year.