Ky. -- Since its establishment in 1926 the City of has had nine major floods destroying homes and businesses. Martin
For more than one decade officials have been working to create a redevelopment site that would literally move and protect the city.
City and state officials gathered at the new Martin Fire Department for a moment they say will go down in the history books.
Officials including Congressman Hal Rogers help cut the ribbon in front of a new Martin Fire Station now marked as the first building to be built on the redevelopment site.
The site was leveled off above where Martin currently sits as a place to relocate homes and businesses otherwise in trouble of serious flooding.
Officials say moving the fire station was a great first step for the City of
, and they say the next step is to move City Hall and the police department as well. Martin
The building cost $1.2 million.
Construction began in 2011.