Our cute little art deco fire station is too cramped for a modern fire fighting force, and is scheduled to replacement thanks to the fire facilities levy that was passed by voters in 2003.
The city has purchased the lot on the southwest corner of MLK & Jackson, and designs for the new building there are now 60% complete. The two-story, 11,235 square foot fire house will sit right on the corner, with equipment bays that face MLK and a parking area that will sit on the west side of the lot.
Here’s the updated renderings:
Looking south across Jackson:
Looking west across MLK:
The second-floor of the southern section of the building will contain a large space for firefighters to live, including a large kitchen, a day room with TV and seating for 9, a gym, 8 bunk rooms, 4 bathrooms with showers, and outdoor terraces on the east and west sides.
The first-floor living space will contain the station office area, two private offices and sleeping quarters for officers, two more full bathrooms, and a lot of storage space for gear.