Station 20 - West Queen Anne

Fire Levy Info:   FireLevy@seattle.gov

Updated: 2014-12-16

About the Station
Station 20 is one of the smallest stations in the system and houses one engine company.

This 55 year-old building is in poor condition, has long reached the end of its useful building life, and does not meet the emergency response operational requirements of the Seattle Fire Department.

To meet current earthquake safety standards and accommodate today's equipment and firefighting operations, a new station is planned on four parcels: 2800, 2806, 2812 and 2816 15th Ave. W.

About the Project
The project scope will include:

  • A new station built to current safety standards
  • Two stories
  • Two engine bays

Current Status
Construction work on Fire Station 20 completed in December 2014. The community is invited to an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.

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Milestones

  • December 2014: Construction completed.
  • July 2013: Construction started.
  • June 2013: Project awarded to Forma Construction.
  • February 2012: Design Development approved by the Seattle Design Commission.
  • January 2012: The Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) approved the conceptual design of Rob Ley's artwork.
  • October 2011: Schematic design approved by Seattle Design Commission.
  • May 2011: The Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) approved the selection of Rob Ley of California to create art for display outside the fire station.
  • April 2011: Pre-design approved by Seattle Design Commission.
  • August 2010: Schacht Aslani selected as architect.
  • October 2009: The City Council voted unanimously to relocate Fire Station 20 to 15th Avenue West and West Armour Street. The Council authorized the purchase of two vacant parcels and two small commercial properties along the east side of 15th Avenue West.
  • November 2007: The City Council hired the consulting firm EnviroIssues in November 2007 to conduct an independent siting study.
  • August 2007: The Department of Finance issued a Request for Proposals for consultant services to evaluate sites for Fire Station 20 in August 2007.
  • April 2007: The City Council adopted legislation, Resolution 30978, on April 9, 2007, that outlined a joint Legislative and Executive process for reviewing replacement sites for Fire Station 20.

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