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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-July 25, 2022-Improving services and modernizing facilities that will last the community well into the future are just a few reasons behind the project for a new downtown fire station, city hall and civic campus. The city is underway with a community engagement program to solicit comments and input from citizens.
“This is a public facility and will be something that serves the community for years to come, so we want to hear from as many citizens as possible on the project,” said Deputy City Manager Tom Leeson. “The city will be providing a variety of ways to comment on the project, and we hope everyone will participate as these will be the community’s campus.”
The city is in the process of designing and constructing a multi-million-dollar project for a new downtown City Hall and Fire Station. Built on the current City Hall location (137 10th Street), the facility will create a downtown civic campus housing numerous municipal services in a central site that is easily accessible by citizens.
The new downtown fire station is proposed at the corner of 10th and Oak Streets, at the current location of city hall. The 18,307-sq-ft, two-level fire station would feature drive through access from four bays providing flexibility of apparatus placement and response capabilities. A mezzanine training and storage area, along with a hose dry tower connects to the apparatus bay.
The new city hall building, comprised in 15,200-sq-ft, would be positioned at the corner of 10th and Lincoln Ave. The three-story design features public restrooms and meeting space as well as incorporates department adjacencies for improved efficiency, collaboration, and citizen service.
The downtown site plans look to create a city/civic campus along 10th St, which would close 10th from Oak to the alley. The alley and 10th St between Lincoln and the alley would remain open. The primary reason for the one-block closure is to accommodate the fire station floor plan, which is needed for the apparatus bays and a more direct egress access.
Over the process, project information and materials are on EngageSteamboat.net and plan boards are displayed in Centennial Hall and at the city council booth at the Saturday Farmers Market. The city will host a dedicated open house for adjacent neighbors in early August. A public open house will take place at 840 Yampa St on August 11 from 6-8pm. In addition, presentations are planned to community groups such as Rotary (8/23) and others. The project will also return during several meetings with Planning Commission and City Council over the coming months.
ContactTom Leeson, Deputy City Manager, 970.871.8249 or emailChuck Cerasoli, Fire Chief, 970.879.7170 or email