Owner: City of Springfield
General contractor: DeWitt & Associates Inc.
Architects: Esterly, Schneider & Associates Inc., project; Boarman Kroos Vogel Group Inc. (Minneapolis, Minnesota), design; and frankZdesign LLC, landscape
Engineers: Anderson Engineering Inc., civil; Boarman Kroos Vogel Group, structural; and RTM Engineering Consultants LLC, mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 6,376 square feet
Cost: $2.8 million
Estimated completion: October
Project description: In 2018, the city of Springfield purchased and then combined three lots on West College Street to house a new fire station. City architect Jennifer Swan said Fire Station No. 13 accommodates the needs of fire personnel in a low-maintenance facility. Upon completion, Station No. 13 will be a masonry-veneered, one-story, two-bay station constructed with a combination of masonry and wood framing, she said. This station will house three shifts of four crew members each. This is a new station for the city, which currently has 12 fire stations in operation. Funding for the station comes from the city’s level property tax, Swan said.
For most, winter offers a break from gardening. But there’s plenty of action at Amanda Belle’s Farm on East Primrose Street, a Springfield Community Gardens project at the edge of the Cox Medical Center South campus.