Spending on Projects within Fire-Rescue
Overview of Fire-Rescue Projects
Fire-Rescue updated its departmental Master Plan in early 2020 and included a number capital replacement and enhancement elements that would enable the department to achieve its Council-accepted strategic goals over the next 7-10 years under three funding scenarios: Fiscally Constrained, Action, and Vision.
Relocation and Replacement of Fire Station #3
At the Fiscally Constrained level, the Master Plan called for the city to move forward with the relocation and replacement of Fire Station #3 to accomplish three objectives.
First, Fire Station #3 is being moved to a new location further north on 30th street to take it out of a 100-year floodplain. Second, the new station is being re-located to an area that is better situated to respond to higher call volumes. Finally, the replacement of Station #3 will expand Fire-Rescue’s system-wide facility capacity to expand into fire-based advanced life support (paramedicine) and transport as well as accommodate administrative staffing space needs which is necessary as the department is currently using temporary space for administrative functions. This co-location is critical as it is an efficient utilization of acquired land, avoids long term rental fees for administrative space, and builds a near net-zero facility to help meet city-wide climate goals.
The relocation and replacement of Fire Station #3 is being funded from a number of sources including dedicated dollars generated by the Community, Culture, and Safety Tax that was passed in 2017, the Community, Culture, Resilience and Safety Tax that was passed in 2021, as well as supplemental General Fund capital funding and use of Fire-Rescue’s balance of impact fees and development excise taxes in the Capital Development Fund. The project has been submitted for site review and construction is anticipated to begin in 2023.
2023 Budget: $13,000,000
Estimated Completion Date: Quarter 1 2024