GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- The historic original fire station 2 in Grand Island will soon be coming back to life or so the city wants.
At a public visioning meeting on Wednesday, city leaders and community members gathered to brainstorm about the best way to repurpose the fire station.
The station was built in 1926.  According to city administrator Laura McAloon, the building is owned by the city’s utilities department but is now empty. 
“We own this building that is vacant, it's got this big wide open main floor with these huge doors that firetrucks just to come in and out," said McAloon. "Why not look at – does the community want to repurpose this old fire station and make it a community center and give it a community use again.”
As part of a service offered through the Environmental Protection Agency, South Dakota State University and Kansas State University consultants were present. They will create sketches and drawings on what the place might look like.
Some of the ideas discussed were a family action center, commercial kitchen, intercultural center and more. 
McAloon says this is just the beginning of the process as they are still in the planning stages.