02/25/07 437 W, 1 I - + 15 - 16 Future Raleigh Fire Facilities

Reprinting an entry on a Watch Desk thread, here are Raleigh's future facilities as listed in the 2007 Capital Improvements Plan. They included three fire stations, a regional training facility, and the long-planned Public Safety Center. They are:

Replace Fire Station 3
$200,000 (for land?) in 2007-08
$2,000,000 (for construction?) in 2008-2009
This is a proposal to construct a new fire station to replace Station 3, located at 13 South East Street. Station 3, built in 1951, is inadequate to serve as a city fire station. Though there have been improvements, it remains functionally obsolete and is too small. A new fire station, located in the same area, would be better equipped to respond to the needs of those in this area of Raleigh

Fire Station 29
$400,000 in 2007-08 (if bond referendum approved)
$3,550,000 in 2008-09 (if bond referendum approved)
A new fire station is proposed to be constructed and equipped in Northeast Raleigh (we're told Buffalo Road). This station would include a third bay for the purposes of housing both a pumper and a “quint” apparatus. A new station is needed in response to the population growth in this area of Raleigh.

Fire Station 30
$3,130,000 after 2010-11
Construct/equip a fire station in the Bedford area (Falls River/Durant Road) in order to serve the population growth in this area of the City.

Fire Station 31
$3,130,000 after 2010-11
A new fire station is proposed to be constructed in the Harrington Grove area (Leesville Road). A new station is needed in response to the population growth in this area of Raleigh.

Regional Fire Training Facility
$1,200,000 in 2008-09
$1,200,000 in 2009-10
$1,200,000 in 2010-11
This funding will provide for the location and construction of a joint-use training facility. RDU Airport Authority has provided the land for the Facility. The Raleigh Fire Dept. and its regional partners including Cary, Durham and Chapel Hill agree that there is a need for a regional training facility which would offer basic firefighter recruit academies as well as more specialized training.

Clarence E. Lightner Public Safety Center
$5,200,000 in 2006-07 (if bond referendum approved)
$47,000,000 in 2007-08 (if bond referendum approved)
This project, if authorized, will provide for the development and construction of a Police headquarters and Fire administrative offices located in the Downtown Business District. The project scope would also include facilities for the relocation of the Emergency Communications Center. Four concepts (A, B, C and D) for the proposed project were developed by a consulting architect Original cost estimates were based on Concept D, which included shared office space with State Government and a 1332 space parking deck. These components are not included in this request.

And here's a map to aid the discussion:

Interesting. I would have thought there would be a need for a station farther east too, out past #26.
Thanks for the info Mike.
firedriver - 02/25/07 - 21:06

Might they consider moving E13 to the new Station 3, making it a dual engine station?
Luke - 02/26/07 - 00:56

A lot of rumors flying around right now. We’ll only know when it comes out in black and white….
Silver - 02/26/07 - 19:37

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