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McKenzie Robinson | SBJ

From the Ground Up: Fire Station No. 4

2423 N. Delaware Ave.

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Owner/developer: City of Springfield
General contractor: Nesbitt Construction Inc.
Architects: Esterly Schneider & Associates Inc. and Boarman Kroos Vogel Group Inc. (St. Louis), and frankZdesign LLC, landscape
Engineers: Boarman Kroos Vogel Group, structural; Anderson Engineering Inc., civil; RTM Engineering Consultants LLC, mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 7,013 square feet
Estimated cost: $2.96 million
Lender: None
Estimated completion: Spring 2022
Project description: A new firehouse will replace a 53-year-old station that had long exceeded its usefulness, said Melissa Haase, the city’s assistant director of public information and civic engagement. The firehouse is located just north of Kearney Street on Delaware Avenue, on the same site as the previous Fire Station No. 4, demolished in March. The project includes the construction of a combination of a wood-framed and masonry building and site improvements. The single-story, two-bay station will house three shifts of six crew members. It’s designed with a modern kitchen, dining and living room spaces, sleeping quarters, and physical fitness and laundry areas. Funds for the station come from Springfield’s level property tax, Haase said. Residents voted to maintain the levy four times, most recently in 2017. The tax funds major capital improvements in the city.

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