Community Health and Safety Center Fire Station 2 Replacement

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Current Project Status:

Phase III: Design

Thank you to everyone who attended our community workshop Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Public Works & Park Maintenance Facility. City staff and consultants received valuable feedback for the design process. Community members were led by the city’s Values Viewfinder team through a process to explore design elements to the Community Health and Safety Center in a way that considers community-wellbeing. The process explored potential benefits and opportunities created by the station and how this relates specifically to Community Engagement, Health –in- all- policies, Race and Equity, and Sustainability.

In addition to community engagement the Values Viewfinder was also used for staff engagement. City staff representing departments across the city provided feedback through the tool and workshop. All ABC shift Paramedic Firefighters also participated in staff workshops. A report can be viewed here that incorporated all of our workshops.

Next steps of the design process include a second round of engagement through an in-person workshop and Better Together Edina, where staff will share sketch plans reflecting input on programming and design shared by the community. Community members can then share their feedback on the sketches. Finally, city staff will hold a meeting in the summer of 2023 showing the approved designs and answering any questions. The final designs will also be provided here on Better Together Edina and staff will be able to respond to any questions.


Project Background:

For several years, the Edina Fire Department has been responding to an increasing number of emergency medical calls for service. The area of town with the greatest growth and concentration of medical calls is the southeast quadrant of the city, south of the Crosstown and east of Minnesota Highway 100.

The Fire Department currently operates Fire Station 2 on York Avenue next to the Southdale YMCA. Staffed with two Firefighter/Paramedics, Fire Station 2 is not large enough to provide the level of services needed in the southeast quadrant in the future. The land is also too small to build the size of station needed to best serve the community.

In 2021, the City Council directed staff to search for potential sites for a new Fire Station 2. After much research and consideration of multiple locations, sites were presented to City Council. Determined to be the best site was the east parking lot of Rosland Park, which primarily serves the Edina Aquatic Center. The other site is located at 4401 W. 76th St. in the Pentagon Park Neighborhood.

In 2022, the City was able to secure ownership of the property and start assembling a project team. Tegra was brought onto the project as an Owners Representative and helped staff to select and recommend an Architect and Construction Manager through a public Request for Qualifications. BKV was selected as the project architect and engineer. BKV and stakeholders have started the input and collaboration process for programming and facility needs. We are currently in the programming and preliminary design phase.

Current Project Status:

Phase III: Design

Thank you to everyone who attended our community workshop Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Public Works & Park Maintenance Facility. City staff and consultants received valuable feedback for the design process. Community members were led by the city’s Values Viewfinder team through a process to explore design elements to the Community Health and Safety Center in a way that considers community-wellbeing. The process explored potential benefits and opportunities created by the station and how this relates specifically to Community Engagement, Health –in- all- policies, Race and Equity, and Sustainability.

In addition to community engagement the Values Viewfinder was also used for staff engagement. City staff representing departments across the city provided feedback through the tool and workshop. All ABC shift Paramedic Firefighters also participated in staff workshops. A report can be viewed here that incorporated all of our workshops.

Next steps of the design process include a second round of engagement through an in-person workshop and Better Together Edina, where staff will share sketch plans reflecting input on programming and design shared by the community. Community members can then share their feedback on the sketches. Finally, city staff will hold a meeting in the summer of 2023 showing the approved designs and answering any questions. The final designs will also be provided here on Better Together Edina and staff will be able to respond to any questions.


Project Background:

For several years, the Edina Fire Department has been responding to an increasing number of emergency medical calls for service. The area of town with the greatest growth and concentration of medical calls is the southeast quadrant of the city, south of the Crosstown and east of Minnesota Highway 100.

The Fire Department currently operates Fire Station 2 on York Avenue next to the Southdale YMCA. Staffed with two Firefighter/Paramedics, Fire Station 2 is not large enough to provide the level of services needed in the southeast quadrant in the future. The land is also too small to build the size of station needed to best serve the community.

In 2021, the City Council directed staff to search for potential sites for a new Fire Station 2. After much research and consideration of multiple locations, sites were presented to City Council. Determined to be the best site was the east parking lot of Rosland Park, which primarily serves the Edina Aquatic Center. The other site is located at 4401 W. 76th St. in the Pentagon Park Neighborhood.

In 2022, the City was able to secure ownership of the property and start assembling a project team. Tegra was brought onto the project as an Owners Representative and helped staff to select and recommend an Architect and Construction Manager through a public Request for Qualifications. BKV was selected as the project architect and engineer. BKV and stakeholders have started the input and collaboration process for programming and facility needs. We are currently in the programming and preliminary design phase.

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