Station 16 Update
March 7, 2018
We experienced several delays with permitting, issues in the ground such as numerous submerged large boulders, two abandoned wells, an abandoned oil tank, and a previously unknown septic tank. Those issues have been resolved.
We’re out of the ground finally – foundations have been poured, floor slabs will be poured beginning the week of March 5, and structural steel will arrive for installation beginning the week of March 12.
We are on track for an early fall completion and should be completely operational well before the end of the calendar year.
Firefighters serving the Hilltop area of Oregon City will have a new fire station to call home in mid-2018. The Fire District has selected Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc. to design the new Fire Station 16, which will replace the existing 1970s facility on the same site. Currently, in the design phase, the new Station 16 will house up to eight firefighters and the battalion chief, and will include a larger apparatus bay to house a new ladder truck. The 12,000-square-foot facility will also support district training activities. In the meantime, the crew has been temporarily relocated to the Clackamas Community College Campus off of Beavercreek Road.
The new Station 16 will be an efficient, flexible space that facilitates fast emergency response times and is adaptable to evolving firefighting protocols, staffing needs and technologies. The project is enrolled in the Energy Trust of Oregon’s Path to Net Zero program, incorporating energy-efficient envelope design, passive cooling, daylight harvesting and photovoltaic renewable energy, making the facility more energy resilient.
“The Fire District is excited to be working with Hennebery Eddy Architects to design and construct our newest community fire station,” said Chief Fred Charlton. “This station is critically important to serving Oregon City and will provide highly trained firefighters and paramedics to answer the community’s calls for help when they call 911.”
Emerick Construction has been selected as the general contractor for the project.
The complete construction of the facility, including the demolition and removal of the old building is on track for the summer of 2018.