Design Services For New Fire Station 22

For today’s city fire station update, an architect has been chosen for the Station 22 relocation project. The Consent Agenda for the upcoming City Council meeting on December 5 contains this item:

Subject: Professional Services – Fire Station 22 Relocation – Davis Kane Architects, PA

Recommended action: Authorize the City Manager to execute the contract in an amount not to exceed $751,171 to provide professional design and construction administration services for the relocation of Fire Station No. 22 project and temporary facilities.  

On September 5, 2017, the Council approved amending the FY2018 – FY2022 Capital Improvement Program to include the relocation of Fire Station No. 22. In summary, North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT’s) grade separation project at the CSX railroad crossing at Durant Road will encompass the current location of Fire Station No. 22 (9350 Durant Road); thus, requiring the construction of a new fire station at a new location. A City-owned parcel within the Abbotts Creek Park, 10050 Durant Road, has been identified as the proposed location for the new fire station. Preliminary programming results in a new station approximately 14,000 square feet in size that will house Engine 22, Ladder 5, a Battalion Chief, and critical facilities for the Hazardous Materials Program – Regional Team.

On September 8, 2017, a solicitation for professional services was advertised. Staff received responses from two design firms: Davis Kane Architects, PA and Moseley Architects. The responses were evaluated by a committee comprised of members of the Engineering Services and Fire Departments. The committee recommends the selection of Davis Kane Architects, PA to perform professional design and construction administration services for the project.

In addition, to design and construction administration services for new Fire Station 22, the scope of work will also include the establishment of temporary facilities to house the firefighters and apparatus until the construction of the new fire station has been completed. The Construction Management Division has negotiated a fee for professional services in an amount not to exceed $751,171. The consultant is proposing to utilize 16.1 percent Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) participation.

Name of Project:
Relocation of Fire Station 22

Managing Division:
Engineering Services – Construction Management

Approval Request:
Contract Approval

Reason for Council Review:
Contract > $150,000

Original CIP Project Budget:

Design Estimate:

Davis Kane Architects, PA

Prior Contract Activity:

Budget Transfer:

Current Encumbrance:

Amount of this Contract:

Encumbered with this Approval:


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