Relocating Fire Station 22 – June 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.

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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  2. I was just driving past station 22 which is near where I live and saw that they took down their signs and took off with their engine and ladder truck. After reading this blog I now know why. Thank You!

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