Rainier Valley - Station 28
About the Station
Fire Station 28, located at 5968 Rainier Avenue South, houses one engine company, a ladder truck, and a medic unit.
The old Fire Station 28, built in 1951, required significant work to meet current earthquake safety standards and program requirements. The large site offered the flexibility to build a new, modern station next to the old station. Phase 2 of the project includes demolishing the old station and converting the basement into a stormwater vault. Site water will be collected and used for vehicle washing and non-potable water in the station (toilet flushing), reducing both stormwater and potable water usage.
The architectural firm Schreiber Starling & Lane designed the upgrade.
The project scope includes a new station built to current safety standards.
During construction of the new building, crews remained in the current station.
The project was completed in November 2009.
December 2009: Firefighters moved back into the new station. Mayor Nickels, joined by Councilmember Harrell, dedicated the new station.
November 2009: The project was completed.
February 2009: Mayor Nickels held a press conference to announce construction taking place in 2009 on six new fire stations, three major renovations, and two seismic upgrades.
October 2008: Construction began.
September 2008: Berschauer Phillips Construction Company was awarded the construction contract.
July 2008: The project was advertised for bid.
June 2007: The Public Art Advisory Committee selected Wayne Chabre to create art for display outside the fire station.
April 2007: The Seattle Design Commission reviewed the design development phase of the project. Approximately 125 community members attended the second, design development open house, which included a visit from Mayor Nickels.
March 2007: The Seattle Design Commission reviewed the schematic design phase of the project.
February 2007: The Seattle Design Commission reviewed the project scope/concept.
January 2007: A community open house to present pre-design scope and sketches to the public was attended by about 150 people.
August 2006: Consultant selection was held; Schreiber, Starling & Lane were chosen as the project architects.