Relocating Fire Station 22 – July Update

This is an ongoing blog posting about the relocating of Fire Station 22. 

See Legeros updates below. See also ongoing Legeros photos. And here’s the official project site from the city.


  • 7/2/22 – July Update
  • 4/2/22 – April Update
  • 10/20/21 – December Update
  • 6/12/21 – June Update
  • 5/29/21 – Walls Going Up
  • 5/7/21 – Building construction started
  • 2/22/21 – Site clearing started
  • 12/23/20 – Construction bid awarded  
  • 9/16/20 – Construction bids started 
  • 6/25/19 – June Update
  • 4/23/19 – Revised Design Drawings / Demolition Fone
  • 3/23/19 – Demolition Starting
  • 2/15/19 – Temporary Quarters Occupied 
  • 10/22/18 – Temporary Quarters Being Installed
  • 12/1/17 – Design Services Selected
  • 8/14/17 – City Council to Approve Project

July Update

July 2, 2022

Yesterday, more furniture was moved into the building. The facility will be opening in the next number of days.

April Update

April 2, 2022

Completion expected later this month. Here’s an aerial photo from March 22:

December Update

December 10, 2021

Completion expected in February 2022.

June Update

June 12, 2021

Project sign has been added at the site. Tim Blaisdell photo from June 5:

Updated drawing from Kane Davis Architects:

Walls Going Up

May 29, 2021

May 7, 2021
Building construction has started. The site was cleared and ready for construction by mid/late-April.

The $6.9M facility will be a two-story, 15,800 square-foot structure on a two-acre site. The engine and ladder housed at old Station 22, now demolished, are currently at temporary locations.

February 22, 2021
On February 3, the builder began mobilizing on the site. Land clearing was observed as having started by February 16, and possibly starting the day before. 

Tim Blasidell photo

December 23, 2020
On December 1, city council awarded a construction bid to Monteith Construction, Inc. The bid amount was $6,880,000. The two-story, 15,800 square-foot structure will be erected on a two-acre site, already owned by the city, at 10050 Durant Road. The parcel was previously planned for use as a park. 

The project was first presented to City Council on August 15, 2017. On September 5 of that year, they approved the project budget, and the reprogramming of 1.3 acres of property for project use. On August 18, 2020, they approved the reprogramming of an additional 0.698 acres of city-owned property at 10050 Durant Road. 

The RFQ for a professional Construction Manager at Risk was issued on August 21, 2018. Qualifications were received on September 28 of that year. The city entered into a master CMAR contract with Monteith in April 2020, including a pre-construction services scope in the amount of $39,000.

Monteith held an initial public bid opening on October 15, 2020, for multiple bid packages for first-tier subcontractors for construction of the project. As some of the bid packages did not have sufficient bids (three required) to open, they were re-advertised for bid and publicly opened on October 29, 2020.

September 16, 2020
What’s happening with the relocation of Raleigh Station 22? The city has opening the process for construction bids, starting today. Closes October 15. The one- and two-story, three-bay building is planned for 10050 Durant Road. Below are drawings from Davis Kane Architects, shared back in the spring. See floor and site plans at

Old Station 22 at 9350 Durant Road was opened on July 31, 1998. It housed an engine and ladder company on a 1.95 parcel site donated by Mallinckrodt Corporation. It closed on February 5, 2019, in response to planning for the proposed Southeast Corridor high-speed rail initiative. The building was demolished the following month. See demolition pics at

Engine 22 is operating from temporary quarters at the water plant on Falls of Neuse Road. Ladder 5–which also cross-staffs Haz-Mat 4, the decon unit–is operating from Station 25. See pics of both at

June 25, 2019

June Update

The relocation of Station 22 on Durant Road is underway. Engine 22 and Ladder 5 were relocated to temporary quarters on February 5, 2019, at the Falls of Neuse water plant and Station 25 respectively. Haz-Mat 4, the decon unit, was also moved to Station 25.

Demolition of the vacated fire station was done in March and April. The new station will be erected at 10050 Durant Road.  

Currently in design and plan review, facility is estimated to begin construction in the spring of 2020. The design team has to submit documents to the Board of Adjustment in August 2019 for final determination on multiple requested variances.

April 23

Revised Design Drawings

Here are revised design drawings of the new station by Davis Kane Architects. Click to enlarge: 

In other news, the demolition has been completed of old Station 22. See those photos

March 23, 2019

Demolition Starting

Demolition of the vacated Station 22 started on March 22, with some “bites” out of the back of the building. 

February 15, 2019
Some updates…

Temporary Quarters Occupied

Engine 22 relocated on February 5, 2019, to temporary quarters at the water plant on Falls of Neuse Road. Ladder 5 was also relocated, to Station 25. The engine house on Durant Road has been vacated and will be demolished at a future date. 

Designs For New Station

Here are design drawings of the new Station 22, planned for 10050 Durant Road. With two-story living quarters and three apparatus bays. The designer is Davis Kane Architects. Click to enlarge: 

October 22, 2018
Project updates:

  • Temporary quarters almost ready for Engine 22, at the E. M. Johnson Water Plant on Falls of Neuse Road. Modular building has been installed for living quarters. Metal building is being erected to house apparatus.
  • Ladder 5 and Haz-Mat 5 to be relocated to Station 25, 2740 Wakefield Crossing Drive.
  • Both companies should be relocated soon, within the next week or two.
  • Land obtained for permanent station, 10050 Durant Road. Size 1.30 acres. Wooded site, obtained from (donated by?) Wake County. Former landfill location (correct?).
  • Design concept is two-story building, with one-story apparatus area, with three drive-through bays.


December 1, 2017
Design services selected. Davis Kane Architects. See blog post.

August 14, 2017
As noted in this agenda itemfor tomorrow’s City Council meeting, the city is planning to relocateFire Station 22 on Durant Road.The site is needed for projectsrelated to the proposed Southeast Corridor high-speed railinitiative.

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.

Google Maps

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:

Project timeline:

  • 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
Construction 5,087,500
Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment 300,000
Cost Escalation 1,675,600
Contingency and Other 969,200
TOTAL $9,000,000


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, 1998. 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

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