Charlottetown fire truck

The city continues to look at locations in the north of Charlottetown for a new fire station. (CBC)

Charlottetown is looking once again for a space to build its new fire station, after concluding property it was ready to buy in April will not work.

The city planned to build the station on Capital drive and in April, announced it would spend $1.45 million to purchase a piece of land.

"It's a good piece of land, and obviously it was our number one site out of about 19 sites that the city looked at," said Coun. Jason Coady, chair of advanced planning and priorities.


The Capital Drive site did not work out. View New fire department in a larger map

"But after we did our analysis, we found out that the site is not suitable for the construction of a fire station for the City of Charlottetown."

Coady said the lease for Station 2 in Sherwood will be extended until a new station is built. The council is continuing to look at potential locations in the north of the city.