Fire Station Update
On February 4, the City of Pasadena will begin the seismic retrofit and rehabilitation of Fire Station 39, located at 50 Avenue 64. The fire station, originally constructed in 1952, will receive seismic improvements and a full interior remodel which when completed in fall of 2013, will provide a structurally sound and updated fire station facility in southwest Pasadena.
The project involves the seismic retrofit and interior remodel of the existing station building, accessibility and technology upgrades, and construction of a patio deck and emergency generator room. Life safety enhancements include fire sprinkler and alarm systems.
The Department of Public Works, Design & Historic Preservation Section of the Planning Department, and the design team worked with Pasadena Heritage to develop a design that retains the historic exterior of the building while improving energy efficiency and public access to the station. The retrofit will achieve compliance with state structural requirements for essential facilities, helping to ensure the station remains functional after a seismic event. The rehabilitation also meets the requirements for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification.
The $1,781,000 construction project funded by City Capital Improvement Project Funds, will be undertaken by local general contractor Mallcraft Inc., starting with interior demolition, followed by installation of seismic improvements to the facility and interior improvements. Exterior improvements to the brick building façade will be accomplished in concert with State preservation guidelines that retains the historic exterior of the structure. The Department of Public Works will manage the construction project.
For questions or additional information on the project, please Steve Wright, Assistant City Engineer by telephone at (626) 744-4695 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renderings of Fire Station 39 Improvements
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