The estimated cost of the new construction of the building is about 9.5 million crowns, the city will apply for a subsidy, if successful, the subsidies can cover most of the construction costs. The city could receive a maximum of 4.5 million crowns from the subsidy of the Ministry of the Interior, and if it succeeds with the ministry, it has a chance to receive a three million crown subsidy from the budget of the Pilsen Region. The Slavonic District will prepare two million crowns in its budget for construction. There is no need to pre-finance the event.
The new building is designed according to the preserved records of the historical building that previously stood in these places, as a ground-floor building with a residential attic. The floor plan copies the original historical building. “During the construction, locally traditional materials and principles will be used, especially with regard to the existence of a heritage reserve,” said the economic deputy of the mayor, David Šlouf (ODS).
The firefighters in Koterová are based in the Koterovská village, which is a heritage-protected example of well-preserved typical classicist folk village architecture of the 19th century. The new building will serve as the social and operational background of the area, in the southern part there will be a garage for small firefighting equipment with an entrance in the southern gable wall. In the central part of the building there will be a corridor with a staircase to the floor with a dressing room, washroom and toilets. On the next floor there will be a kitchen, the commander’s office and a room for the team’s professional training.
A valid zoning decision and building permit have already been issued for the building. “The assumption is that the building will be ready for implementation between the third and fourth quarters of 2023,” added Šlouf.
The corps of volunteer firefighters in Koterov was founded 110 years ago. Firefighters have several interventions every month, they go to fires, eliminate difficult insects, and quite often also intervene when pumping water from flooded roads or plots of land.