ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Ann Arbor’s plan to build a net-zero fire station is moving to the next step, but the $10 million price tag could stop it in its tracks.

The Arbor City Planning Commission voted unanimously to forward the plan to City Council. The plan calls to build a new Station 4 that will the city’s first all-electric, solar powered fire station.

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In addition to the solar panels, it would use a geothermal heat pump to heat and cool the building without burning gas.

The funding is the main hurdle since no stimulus funds were earmarked for the project.

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It would be the first net-zero fire station east of the Mississippi River.