As noted in this agenda item for tomorrow’s City Council meeting, the city is planning to relocate Fire Station 22 on Durant Road. The site is needed for projects related to the proposed Southeast Corridor high-speed rail initiative.
The state is planning an expansion of the crossing on Durant Road, just east of the fire station. The added grade separation will occupy the entirely of the fire station property.
This project’s been on the city’s radar since as early as 2010. This year, they were notified that the state sought to accelerate the schedule of the rail project. That is, now fast-tracked.
This spring, Engineering Services and the Fire Department began programming for a replacement facility. They’re planning a 14,000 square-foot fire station with two stories and three bays. It will equipped to house an engine and ladder company, haz-mat apparatus, and space for a future Battalion Chief, which may be added later.
The size and scope of the facility is consistent with the scope of other planned and pending fire department facilities, such as the new Station 12 and Station 14 buildings. (Those two have been designed to also house a Division Chief.)
City officials have selected a replacement site at 10050 Durant Road, which is part of a larger city-owned parcel that includes Abbotts Creek Park. They’re proposing using a 1.3 acre parcel on the southeast corner of the property. Click enlarge:
- August 15, 2017 – Presentation to City Council
- September 5 – Approval requested from City Council
- September 2017 – Design work starts
- Fall 2018 – Construction starts
- Early 2020 – Operational
Project cost are:
|Land, Design and Site Work||$967,700|
|Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment||300,000|
|Contingency and Other||969,200|
City Council Agenda Item – August 15, 2017
History of Station 22
Fire Station 22 is located at 9350 Durant Road. The 1.95 acre parcel was donated by Mallinckrodt Corporation. The construction permitted was issued on December 3, 1997.
Station 22 was opened on July 31, 1988. Engine 22 was activated with a 1985 Pirsch Pumper. The 5,222 square-foot, one-story fire station was designed by Cherry Huffman Architects and erected by SAL Construction. The $850,000 facility was dedicated on August 5, 1998.
Truck 22 was activated on August 14, 2001, with a 1988 Pierce articulating platform. It was renamed Ladder 22 on August 21, 2006, and renamed Ladder 5 on July 7, 2009. Ladder 5 also staffs a haz-mat decontamination unit, a fifth-wheel trailer and prime mover that’s parked under a shelter at Station 22.
Source: Legeros history.
Lee Wilson photo