City Council voted to approve the purchase of property located at 1250 SW Swantown Ave.
Phase 1 environmental review of property is in process.
Hearing examiner review to change zoning from R-2/R4 to public facilities (PF).
Architectural services agreement to be approved by City Council (anticipated March 21)
Move forward on the final design phases, pre-application with City, site and civil review process.
This project is entirely funded by a general obligation bond of $0.23 per $1,000 of assessed property value; the bond will expire after 20 years. Operating expenses for the station (including staffing) are funded by a levy lid-lift of $0.67 per $1,000 of assessed property value.
Station 82 - Oak Harbor's second fire station, will be constructed in the City's southwest area. It will exceed industry standards, follow best practices of "Healthy-in, Healthy-out," to maximize firefighter safety, and will offer ample room for growth.
More specifically, it will feature:
Small in size: ~ 7,300 square feet (about 1/3 the size of Station 81)
Individual sleeping rooms to support gender diversity in the modern fire service
Decontamination areas for bunker gear and equipment
Adequate storage space for the proper care and storage of emergency vehicles and equipment
Dedicated fitness room to support firefighter health and readiness
Building designed to the latest seismic and code requirements for essential facilities