Station 30 - Mount Baker
Updated: May 10, 2013
About the Station
Fire Station 30, located at 2931 Mt. Baker Blvd. S., houses one engine company and a reserve engine. The station is located in Mt. Baker neighborhood in an area with retail and other businesses near Franklin High School.
To meet current earthquake safety standards and accommodate today's modern equipment and firefighting operations, the formerly single-story Fire Station 30 would have required significant work. As a result, a replacement of the station was planned on the existing site.
The architectural firm Schacht Aslani designed the new fire station.
The project scope included:
- A new station built to current safety standards
- Two stories
- Two engine bays
To ensure continuity of fire and emergency response during the station rebuild, crews were moved one block from the station to an interim facility located at 3113 Wetmore Ave. S.
The project is complete.
- Design team and City management team accepted a Seattle Design Commission Award
- Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., 2013 Eagle Award
- Copper Development Association and the Canadian Copper and Brass Development Association, 2012 recipient of the fifth annual North American Copper in Architecture Award
- Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Western Washington Chapter, 2012 Excellence in Construction Award
- 2010-2011 Seattle Design Commission Design Excellence award
- Fire Industry Equipment Research Organization Honor Award (Fire Apparatus Magazine article)
- AIA/DJC Project of the Month January 2012 (article)
- American Institute of Architects 2011 Honor Award
- July 2011: LEED Gold Certification achieved.
- May 2011: The Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) approved Brian Goldbloom's concept design for the artwork that will be displayed outside the fire station.
- March 2011: Project completed.
- September 2010: Brian Goldbloom from Amboy, WA replaced the former project artist.
- December 2009: Mayor Nickels joined representatives from the community, the project team and firefighters to break ground for the new station. Firefighters moved into the temporary facility. Construction of the permanent station began.
- November 2009: Synergy Construction, Inc. was awarded the construction contract.
- February 2009: The full City Council approved the development variances of building height and modulation with a vote
- of 8-0.
- March 2008: The Design Commission approved the design development work. Approximately 150 neighbors attended the open house featuring the design development drawings.
- January 2008: The Design Commission provided unanimous approval to move forward to the next phase following the schematic design presentation.
- August 2007: Susan Zoccola from Seattle was selected as the project artist.
- June 2007: The scope/concept briefing took place with the Design Commission. About 50 neighbors attended the pre-design scope open house to learn about the new station, view sketches, meet the firefighters and tour the engine.
- March 2007: Schacht Aslani were selected as the project architects.