The city of Kennewick recently completed a new two-story fire station approximately 23,200 square feet in size that includes operations on the ground floor and fire administration offices on the second floor. The facility is at 302 W. 10th Ave.
The ground-level areas support crew functions with work spaces, living areas, three apparatus bays and bay support areas.
The second-floor administrative area includes training rooms, conference areas and administrative offices.
The highly durable and low maintenance exterior materials consist of concrete masonry, metal panels, concrete windowsills and low maintenance insulated sectional doors. The massing of the station is consistent with the scale of the local surroundings and by going up a second floor, the site can not only accommodate public and secure departmental parking, there is additional site area to support future city needs.
The energy-efficient station is planned to support the city for the next 50 years.
This fire station is one of five that are strategically located throughout the city of Kennewick to provide fire, emergency medical and specialized rescue services to approximately 86,000 people. Although it is located in east Kennewick, the apparatus and personnel housed at this fire station respond to emergency incidents that occur anywhere within the city and also assists with providing automatic and mutual aid assistance to neighboring emergency service agencies.
The total cost of construction, including land, was $11.2 million.
Construction was completed Sept. 14.
Banlin Construction is the general contractor.
Fire Chief Chad Michael was the customer representative throughout the project.
Alliance Project Management was hired as the project manager for this project. Doug Carl was the representative for Alliance throughout this project.
TCA Architecture Planning & Design was the architecture firm.
Brian Harris of TCA was the principal assigned to the project, and Jason Warner was the senior project manager.
A community open house is scheduled to take place in mid- to late October.
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