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The City of Charlottetown has reached an agreement to purchase land in the north of the city for a new fire station, but the plan still requires engineering approval.

The property, at the intersection of Capital Drive and Sandstone Road, will cost $1.45 million. The city is waiting for a report from an engineering before the sale can be finalized.

Coun. Jason Coady said the location on Capital drive was a top contender out of nearly 20 properties considered.

"We're very pleased to be able to get this far and have an offer in place on Capital Drive," said Coady.

"We feel it will meet the long-term needs and the current needs of the city. With the amount of growth that's happening in the Winsloe, West Royalty area, this station will address the growth out there and it's a long term plan for the city."

Once the new station is built, it will replace station 2 on St. Peter's road. The station on Kent Street will remain open.