Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation Project

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Update: 10/30/23

Contracting and Employment Opportunities Associated with Fire Station 5 Construction

The new Fire Station 5 project has received funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which requires Section 3 compliance. Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 that helps foster local economic development, neighborhood improvement, and individual self-sufficiency. The Section 3 program requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent feasible, provide job training, employment, and contracting opportunities for low- or very low-income residents in connection with projects and activities in their community.  

If you are a very low- or low-income resident of Santa Rosa or Sonoma County, and are interested in finding out more about employment or contracting opportunities associated with the construction of Fire Station 5, please contact Barbara Walker at Wright Contracting, the project general contractor.  

Barbara Walker 
[email protected]
707-528-1172 

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Update: 8/17/23

Call for Artists: Fire Station 5 Public Art

The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is seeking an artist or team of artists to design, fabricate, and install site-specific public art at the new Fire Station 5 once construction is complete. Deadline to submit qualifications is September 11, 2023. Visit srcity.org/3904/Fire-Station-5-Public-Art to download the Request for Qualifications and apply online.

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Update: 7/26/23

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Fire Station 5

On July 21, Santa Rosa City staff, along with local, State, and Federal partners celebrated the long-anticipated groundbreaking for the Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation project. Several dignitaries, including Mayor Natalie Rogers, Congressman Mike Thompson, Assemblymember Jim Wood, FEMA Regional Administrator Robert Fenton, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development Marion McFadden and others were in attendance and spoke on the importance of this milestone event. This project is expected to be completed in spring/summer 2025. 

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Update: 1/25/23

Contract Awarded for Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation Project

On January 24, 2023, City Council awarded a Design-Build contact with Wright Contracting LLC of Santa Rosa in the amount of $15,241,753, plus a 20% contract contingency, for a total not to exceed contract amount of $18,290,103. Additionally, the Council authorized appropriation of the Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) federal grant funding in the amount of $16,939,076, which will be applied towards the project funding.

Construction on this project, located at the corner of Fountaingrove Parkway and Stagecoach Road on a 2.11-acre site, is expected to begin summer 2023.

The new fire station will include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • An approximately 8,690 square-foot, one story Essential Services and Wildland Urban Interface compliant fire station building, providing six dorm rooms allowing for upstaffing during weather events and three apparatus bays
  • An approximately 10,295 square-foot operations yard providing apparatus circulation, and emergency generator and fuel storage to sustain the fire station during extended power outages
  • The grounds include landscaping utilizing low maintenance, low water use, fire safe, native species, and space for tree mitigation
  • A new public art piece will be accessible from the public area of the site
  • Right of way improvements to the intersection and multi-use path for accessibility and ingress and egress of the apparatus
  • The fire station will include environmentally friendly features such as:
    1. Meeting LEED standard for environmentally responsible construction
    2. Low Impact Development (LID) for on-site storm water retention
    3. Rooftop photovoltaic solar system
    4. Electric vehicle charging stations at parking areas

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Update: 1/18/23

On Jan. 24, 2023,city council, will consider awarding, by resolution, the $15.2 million Design-Build contract, plus a 20% contract contingency, for the Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation project to the best value Design-Build entity Wright Contracting LLC of Santa Rosa with COAR Design Group of Santa Rosa . City council will also consider approval for the appropriation of the Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) federal grant funding to aid in the rebuild of the project.

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Update: 12/6/22

The City is contracting with the Professional Tree Care Company to remove 14 trees at the future Fire Station 5 site on the Corner of Fountaingrove Parkway and Stagecoach Road in December 2022. Although construction is not anticipated to begin until summer 2023, removing the trees now avoids the bird and bat nesting seasons. There will be minimal impact to the traffic adjacent to the project site, and the work is expected to only take about four days to complete. Much of the removed tree material will be processed through a woodchipper on site, and the wood chips will be utilized at a local City Park.

Note: Trees removed for the project will be mitigated in accordance with the City’s Tree Ordinance, requiring 70 trees to be planted either onsite or offsite at other City properties as needed.

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Update: 9/14/22

The City received Statements of Qualifications from interested Design-Build teams on June 30, and in July, following a review process, notified five teams that they were prequalified and would receive an invitation to participate in the Request for Proposals (RFP) process.  In September 2022, the RFP process began and is expected to wrap up in November with hopes to recommend a Design-Build contract award to the City Council in January 2023.

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Update 6/14/22

The City is seeking Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from qualified Design-Build teams for the Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation project located at the southeast corner of Fountaingrove Parkway and Stagecoach Road in Santa Rosa.  This is the first step in a two-step process to select the Design Builder for the project’s design and construction. The Request for Proposals will follow for only the top qualified applicants from this initial phase. This project is anticipated to break ground in spring/summer 2023.

This project will build a new two-story, 10,763 square foot essential services fire station building on a 2.11 acre lot, including an operations yard, on-site parking and service road relocation.

SOQs are due on June 30, before 2:00 pm.  Interested proposers must log on to PlanetBids https://pbsystem.planetbids.com/.../20314/bo/bo-detail/94934  to download and respond to the Request for Qualifications.  

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Update: 4/6/22

On April 6, 2022, the City of Santa Rosa Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Recovery project reached a major milestone with completion of the land acquisition for the 2.11-acre Keysight property as the new permanent location for Fire Station 5. The property was purchased from Keysight Technologies at a cost of $205,000. 

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Update: 2/16/22

On February 15, 2022, City Council approved the purchase of a 2.11-acre property as the permanent location for the Fire Station 5 rebuild on a portion of Keysight’s campus located at the southeast corner of Fountaingrove Parkway and Stagecoach Road. The photo above is a design rendering of Fire Station 5 facing Stagecoach Road.

Rebuilding at this new location will improve response times for the service area, provide space for a larger facility that will support upstaffing during significant weather events and serve as a forward command post during large emergencies and as a safe refuge for residents during an emergency. 

Construction is anticipated to begin in spring/summer 2023. 

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Fire Station 5 located on Newgate Court was destroyed during the October 2017 wildfire. To maintain response times while serving the residents of Fountaingrove and Hidden Valley neighborhoods, a temporary fire station facility was established on Parker Hill Road. 

Plans for the new permanent Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation Project is continuing to move forward with a proposed location at the southeast corner of Stagecoach Road and Fountaingrove Parkway.

The purpose of this project is to rebuild a permanent structure at a new location that will improve response times for the service area, to provide space for a larger facility that will support upstaffing during significant weather events and to serve as a forward command post during large emergencies and as a safe refuge for residents during an emergency.

The city engineering team is on track to bring the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS MND) and the request for purchase of the proposed new fire station property to City Council on February 1, 2022 (postponed to February 15,2022). Once the environmental process is complete, the project will proceed to the design and construction phases. 

Project Schedule

   
Environmental Phase Complete March 2022
Acquisition Date (one day after environmental phase is complete) March 2022
Design-Build Solicitation Phase Start April 2022
Design-Builder Approval by City Council January 2023
Design-Builder Starts Design March 2023
Construction Begins Summer 2023
Construction Complete 2025