City of Yonkers Approves Final Design Plans For New Station 1 Fire House on School Street
YONKERS, NY – December 21, 2017 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced the City has approved the final design plans for the construction of Yonkers Fire Department’s new fire house, Station 1 on School Street. The City of Yonkers will release the bid for construction on December 29th. The estimated $15 million project is the first fire house to be built in Yonkers since 1980 and will service Tower Ladder 71 and the department’s Rescue Company.
“I am proud today to present the final and approved design plans of our city’s latest capital project, Station 1,” said Mayor Spano. “The fire house’s location combined with its state of the art equipment and accommodations certainly will compliment Yonkers firefighters’ continuous efforts to protect and serve our city.”
Station 1 is designed as a four-bay, two-story, steel framed building with a lower level parking area. Totaling approximately 22,500 square feet, the building on the first floor will contain firematic support spaces adjacent to the apparatus bay, an exercise room, a day room with kitchen, company officer’s office, watch booth and associated mechanical spaces. The second floor will contain personnel lockers and sleeping quarters for on-duty members.
The final design plans for a clean and distinct separation between the apparatus bay/fire side and the living quarters. The exterior is finished with masonry, metal panel and glass. An onsite fuel station will provide fuel for fire trucks and city vehicles. All lighting, both interior and exterior, is set to be LED fixtures and an emergency generator will provide 100% power backup. Mechanical systems include rooftop units, radiant floor heating system and a heat recovery unit with energy conservation in mind.
Yonkers Fire Commissioner Robert Sweeney stated, “Today is a great day for the Yonkers Fire Department and the citizens we serve. This new state of the art facility will quarter Yonkers Fire Units for the next hundred years plus, increasing public safety both in this community and citywide.”
Tower Ladder 71 and Rescue Company will be located at Station 1 once completed. The Tower Ladder and Rescue Company were relocated in 2015 after the original Station 1 was condemned and closed due to unsafe building conditions and was deemed economically beyond repair. The old Station 1 is slated to be demolished and select elements will be salvaged and incorporated into the new building.
Highland Associates served as the Lead Architect of the approved design plans, Mitchell Associates Architects acted as the Fire House Specialists and Langan Engineers served as the Site Engineer. Construction of Station 1 is estimated to be 18 months from the time of awarding the bid.