Community Health and Safety Center Fire Station 2 Replacement

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Current Project Status:

Phase II Project Consultants

On Tuesday Nov 11, 2022, City Council approved the staff recommendation and contract with Boardman Kroos and Vogel (BKV) as the Architectural and Engineering Firm for the new Community Health and Safety Center project. BKV will lead design from preliminary and programming through construction documents and construction administration. Design team will meet with stakeholders throughout the next few months to create programming and needs for the space and site.

Council also approved the Public Participation plan for the Design phase of the project. This plan outlines the goals for two levels of participation, both consult and involve. Engagement will be through workshops and Better Together website. The project will also utilize the Values Viewfinder tool to evaluate Sustainability, Health, Community Engagement, Race and Equity in planning and decision making. Stakeholders will be identified throughout the process and input and feedback gathered.

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.

Last year, 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.

Current Project Status:

Phase II Project Consultants

On Tuesday Nov 11, 2022, City Council approved the staff recommendation and contract with Boardman Kroos and Vogel (BKV) as the Architectural and Engineering Firm for the new Community Health and Safety Center project. BKV will lead design from preliminary and programming through construction documents and construction administration. Design team will meet with stakeholders throughout the next few months to create programming and needs for the space and site.

Council also approved the Public Participation plan for the Design phase of the project. This plan outlines the goals for two levels of participation, both consult and involve. Engagement will be through workshops and Better Together website. The project will also utilize the Values Viewfinder tool to evaluate Sustainability, Health, Community Engagement, Race and Equity in planning and decision making. Stakeholders will be identified throughout the process and input and feedback gathered.

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.

Last year, 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.

Page last updated: 15 Nov 2022, 03:20 PM